Inspector Montalbano: Season 2, Episode 1

The Shape of Water (2 May 2000)
"La forma dell'acqua" (original title)

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L'ingegner Luparello è un uomo politico molto importante e temuto. O meglio, lo era poichè il suo corpo viene ritrovato a La Mannera da due spazzini. Il corpo è abbandonato nella macchina e... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Katharina Böhm ...
Livia Burlando
Isabell Sollman ...
Ingrid Sjöström
Davide Lo Verde ...
Agente Galluzzo
Peppino Mazzotta ...
Ispettore Giuseppe Fazio
Angelo Russo ...
Agente Catarella
Francesco Stella ...
Agente Gallo
Pietro Biondi ...
Ubaldo Lo Presti
Roberto Nobile ...
Nocolò Zito
Marcello Perracchio ...
Dottor Pasquano
Fulvio D'Angelo
Giovanni Guardiano ...
Pietro Montandon


L'ingegner Luparello è un uomo politico molto importante e temuto. O meglio, lo era poichè il suo corpo viene ritrovato a La Mannera da due spazzini. Il corpo è abbandonato nella macchina e tutto lascia pensare ad una morte naturale. Sul posto, che è un ritrovo di prostitute, viene anche ritrovata una preziosissima collana. Mentre il commissario Montalbano è ancora incerto sullo svolgersi dei fatti, a livello politico vi è un accordo propiziato dall'avvocato Rizzo, amico del morto, ed i suoi ex avversari politici. Montalbano è sempre più incerto perchè, come dice la vedova Luparello, l'acqua, come i fatti, non ha una sua forma ma assume quella che le si vuole fare assumere. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Montalbano likes blondes
26 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When a politician is found dead at a local 'outdoor brothel' it is quickly established that he died of a heart attack; still something doesn't seem quite right to the inspector. Initially it appears that everybody wants to avoid a scandal but as the case proceeds it could be that the opposite is true. A valuable necklace that belongs to the wife of another politician is found nearby and she has a reputation for sleeping around and she has the driving skills to have got him to the site by a back route. To make matters worse for him he hears that his father is seriously ill and is expected to die soon.

This was another fine episode of this Sicilian police show. Luca Zingaretti is great in the lead role; he always brings humour to the part but here he also brought a sense of pathos; both when his father died and when he realises that his actions have lead to further tragedy. Isabell Sollman also did a good job as suspect Ingrid Sjostrom who manages to catch the inspector's eye; Montalbano clearly has a thing for blondes! When the mystery is resolved it is all very tragic but well handled. I'm glad BBC4 got their hands on this series!

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