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Italy, the 1970s, in the grip of molded politics, corruption and the mafia. A small circle of friends grows up in Rome and decides to use their skills and connections with organized crime and specialists to carve out their own share. Thus Il Freddo, Libano and Il Dandi builds up a rogue crime empire. Commissario Scialoja however gives chase, successfully once he can play on the breakdown of their loyalty, especially from Patrizia 'Cinzia'. Written by
I've only just watched this on TV but have been meaning to watch it for a while now (never seemed to be sent from my rental list!).
I recently watched Gomorrah and was disappointed with it considering the ridiculously over-hyped reviews it got. Gomorrah made no sense, seemed to be edited badly and like one other reviewer pointed out - had some information at the very end of the film that should have been placed at the start...I don't know what the makers of the film were thinking! Very confusing to watch and the five strands didn't really mesh together well. Some good parts thought but not good as a whole.
Romanza Criminale on the other hand...straight away you are introduced to the characters and know where you are with them. Much better for the viewer compared to Gomorrah. The translation for Romanza Criminale is 'Crime Novel' and this made me think 'Pulp Fiction'. However, this is more like an Italian version of Goodfellas with a bit of Once Upon a Time in America thrown in - we see the protagonists as kids then grown up etc.
Im not going to go into details but if you want to see a gangster film with a difference, watch this! The subtitles don't distract you at all and the performances are great.
Better than Gomorrah. By far.
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