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Romanzo criminale (2005)

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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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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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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 »

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The section of Bologna Central Station that is shown when the bomb explodes is the wrong part of the building. The waiting room, where the real bomb exploded is on the left side of the main entrance, this is actually part of the ticket hall which remained mostly undamaged during the explosion. See more »

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Not just a gangster film
17 July 2007 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

The best Italian movie in the last 20 years. The birth and the growing of a group a of criminals told by Placido quite differently from his big previous works as "Piovra" was. A perfect synchronization of events and soundtrack that accompanies the whole film intensifying the importance of all what's happening in the Italy of those years. Extracted by fully true story that had shocked Italians in the 80' it has no documentary tones but real artistic interpretation of the facts. It is a very brave movie for telling political realities of the opaque seen by a very critical point of view . Fantastic dialogs ( even they were sometimes in-comprehensive for often in Rome's dialect ). I enjoyed this film at list 5 times in a month and I invited people to watch it. Thanks to Placido for having given to these young ( and not ) actors the possibility to demonstrate they are able to play big roles. great movie , it's a seen it's not so well distributed all over world.


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