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Romanzo Criminale (2005)
"Romanzo criminale" (original title)

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Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome.

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Roberta
Toni Bertorelli ...
La Voce
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Il Sorcio
Franco Interlenghi ...
Barone Rosellini
Donato Placido ...
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Gianmarco Tognazzi ...
Carenza (as Gian Marco Tognazzi)
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Storyline

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 KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama

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30 September 2005 (Italy)  »

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Kings of Crime  »

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Opening Weekend:

$818,418 (Italy) (30 September 2005)

Gross:

$2,215,402 (Europe) (7 October 2005)
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Director Michele Placido wanted Paz Vega to play Patrizia but she could not take on the role because of scheduling conflicts. Anna Mouglalis was cast instead. See more »

Goofs

When Freddo (Ice) shoots Roberta's killer (Ciro Buffoni) outside the church at the end of the film he uses a revolver but you can clearly hear shell casings hit the ground after each shot which would only happen with a semi-automatic pistol. See more »


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A missed opportunity for Italian cinema
17 December 2006 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I read the book some years ago, and was really excited that a movie was going to be made out of it. The plot was just perfect and the characters strong enough to work well on screen. Well the movie is quite disappointing, and not because of the script, which in a way does work (except maybe for a foreign audience who will not catch all the political implications of the movie), but for Michele Placido's poor television style of directing and (mainly) for the choice of (most) the actors. These guys should be the worst criminals Rome had ever seen, people you would not have the guts to see in the eyes, but the actors chosen are all the cool and beautiful teenager idols of Italian cinema, surely good actors, but not in the right place this time. This movie could have been a great opportunity to finally export some good Italian cinema...i'm afraid we'll have to wait much more!


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