A former policeman turns full-time criminal and goes on a downward spiral of crime in the 1990s Rome.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Remo Guerra
Maurizio Leggeri
Emanuel Bevilacqua ...
Marco Lorusso detto Rozzo
Giorgio Tirabassi ...
Roberto Salvo
Francesca d'Aloja ...
Donna tradita rapinata
Federico Pacifici ...
Giampiero Lisarelli ...
Alessia Fugardi ...
Cristiana Ciacci ...
Elda Alvigini ...
Stella Vordemann ...
Figlia del candidato cattolico (as Stella Worderman)
Little Tony ...
Little Tony
Nicola, tossico rapina (as Lele Vannoli)
Sebastiano Colla ...
Altro tossico rapina
Poliziotto amico di Remo


Remo Guerra is a policeman with a double life, who at night with a group of thugs, who he occasionally meets in bars, raids rich people's houses in Rome. Because of his hate for discipline he is soon dismissed from the force and he can continue his criminal life full time. One night he gets arrested and spends 3 years in jail. When he is released he buys a bar and tries to live a normal life, but soon enough the debts he has contracted for the purchase of the bar and his innate rage against society drive him back to muggings and hold ups. One night he tries to rob a very powerful politician... Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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11 September 1998 (Italy)  »

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The Scent of the Night  »

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excellent movie
2 November 2010 | by (Napoli, Italy) – See all my reviews

The story is about a criminal gang, set in Rome in the 70's. Remo is a police man, who lives with his friends in the Roman suburbs and he fights a war against the system, against the rich part of the city.

This movie is the proof that we have excellent actors in Italy but they find just a few roles in the Italian cinema today (Emanuel Bevilacqua is great! where is him right now ??). there's also a nice cameo of Little Tony (a very popular Italian singer), he's very good. The director is also very good: he doesn't try to justify the guys, neither they show them as cool...they are just desperate, they live on the border of society and they try to have a better life. They do wrong things , by the way, and this point is very clear. Remo is a looser and he knows that, but he also knows that he can't stop.

this is an excellent movie, I hope more and more people watch it!

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