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Release Date:
30 September 2005 (Italy) See more »
Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kim Rossi Stuart ... Il Freddo

Anna Mouglalis ... Patrizia / Cinzia

Pierfrancesco Favino ... Libano

Claudio Santamaria ... Il Dandi

Stefano Accorsi ... Commissario Scialoja

Riccardo Scamarcio ... Il Nero

Jasmine Trinca ... Roberta
Toni Bertorelli ... La Voce
Gigi Angelillo ... Zio Carlo

Antonello Fassari ... Ciro Buffoni

Elio Germano ... Il Sorcio

Franco Interlenghi ... Barone Rosellini
Donato Placido ... Colussi

Massimo Popolizio ... Il Terribile
Gianmarco Tognazzi ... Carenza (as Gian Marco Tognazzi)
Francesco Venditti ... Bufalo
Chiara Alberti ... Fidanzata del francese
Claudio Amato ... Bernardino Scafa
Marco Bauccio ... Il Freddo piccolo
Claudio Bonivento ... Magistrato
Roberto Brunetti ... Aldo Buffoni
Giorgio Careccia ... Fierolocchio
Claudio Coen ... Tecnico scientifica
Bruno Conti ... Gemito

Alexander Brooks ... Il Francese (as Leslie Csuth)
Eleonora Danco ... Filomena
Giancarlo De Cataldo ... Giudice
Michael David Fitzpatrick ... Antiquario
Stefano Fresi ... Secco (as Favete Linguis)
Emiliano Giuliani ... Libano piccolo
Roberto Infascelli ... Gigio
Nicolò Malfatti ... Il Dandi piccolo
Daniele Miglio ... Scrocchiazeppi
Antonino Milana ... Benzinaio
Brenno Placido ... Andrea

Michele Placido ... Padre Freddo
Guido Quintozzi ... Dott. Mainardi
Andrea Ricciardi ... Ricotta
Joseph Scarlata ... Cencio
Giorgio Sgobbi ... Avvocato Vasta
Benedito Sicca ... Ranocchia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silvio Berlusconi ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Angelo Gullotti ... Ragazzo di strada (uncredited)
Aldo Moro ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tommaso Palladino ... Napoletano (uncredited)

Pope John Paul II ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Massimo Vanni ... Guardiaspalle (uncredited)
Bruno Vespa ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michele Placido 
Writing credits
Giancarlo De Cataldo (novel)

Stefano Rulli (screenplay) &
Sandro Petraglia (screenplay) and
Giancarlo De Cataldo (screenplay) and
Michele Placido (screenplay)

Produced by
Marco Chimenz .... co-producer
Fabio Conversi .... co-producer
Terence S. Potter .... co-producer
Jacqueline Quella .... co-producer
Bruno Ridolfi .... executive producer
Giovanni Stabilini .... co-producer
Riccardo Tozzi .... co-producer
Original Music by
Paolo Buonvino 
Cinematography by
Luca Bigazzi 
Film Editing by
Esmeralda Calabria 
Casting by
Federico Giorgio Ridolfi 
Production Design by
Paola Comencini 
Set Decoration by
Maurizio Leonardi 
Costume Design by
Nicoletta Taranta 
Production Management
Paolo Venditti .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabio Casti .... second second assistant director
Federico Giorgio Ridolfi .... first assistant director
Samanta Sollima .... second assistant director
Art Department
Francesco Fonda .... art department assistant
Massimo Papini .... leadman
Sound Department
Jacopo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Luca Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Massimo Anzellotti .... foley artist
Nigel Bennett .... sound mix technician
Dario Calvari .... assistant sound editor
Francesco Cucinelli .... supervising sound mixer
Mike Dowson .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Govey .... sound re-recording mixer
Mario Iaquone .... sound recordist
Luigi Melchionda .... boom operator
Silvia Moraes .... sound editor
Antonio Pulli .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Luciano Anzellotti .... sound effects
Luca Ricci .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Francesco Canonico .... visual effects
Massimo Cipollina .... visual effects
Emanuele Comotti .... digital compositor
Emanuele Di Bacco .... visual effects
Dionisio Greco .... scanning & film recording assistant
Fabio Leporelli .... digital effects artist
Fabio Luongo .... digital artist
Claudio Napoli .... visual effects coordinator
Fabrizio Pistone .... film scanner operator
Corrado Rizzo .... digital effects supervisor
Gian Luca Rizzo .... visual effects producer
Nicola Sganga .... visual effects
Giuseppe Squillaci .... visual effects
Fabio Zaveti .... digital compositor: Proxima
Paolo Zeccara .... visual effects supervisor
Massimiliano Bianchi .... stunt rigger
Alessandro Borgese .... stunt performer
Anderson Martin .... stunt rigger
Bianchi Massimiliano .... stunt rigger
Gianluca Petrazzi .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Diego Allegro .... Steadicam operator
Luan Amelio .... second assistant camera: b camera
Salvatore Bognanni .... assistant camera
Salvatore Bognanni .... first focus puller
Paolo Cafiero .... second assistant camera
Daria D'Antonio .... camera operator: "b" camera
Francesco Galli .... electrician
Patrizio Marra .... grip
Michele Paradisi .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Mauro Pezzotti .... grip
Fabio Policastro .... electrician
Alessandro Saulini .... gaffer
Marta Spedaletti .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Veronica Palucci .... trainee costumer
Editorial Department
Fabio Ferranti .... assistant editor
Andrea Orsini .... color timer
Music Department
Joshua Berman .... music coordinator
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
David Mitcham .... conductor
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
Other crew
Joshua Berman .... co-production supervisor
Carmela Compagnone .... accountant
Stefania De Santis .... dialogue coach
Flavio De Simone .... assistant accountant
Alexia De Vito .... production assistant
Daniele Esposito .... production assistant
Marco Landolfi .... set accountant
Enrico Pacciani .... product placement
Carla Maria Perrina .... accounting payroll clerk
Raffaella Ridolfi .... unit manager
Kerri J. Spangaro .... production assistant
Tommaso Vozzi .... production assistant
Claudia Catani .... voice dubbing: Anna Mouglalis (uncredited)
Giovanni Meglio .... runner: production unit (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Romanzo criminale" - Italy (original title)
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152 min | 174 min (extended version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2010) | France:-12 | Ireland:16 | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15

Did You Know?

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 »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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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16 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
A Tale We Know, 18 May 2006
Author: FcPoliFan from Timisoara, Romania

It's not that "Romanzo criminale" is a bad movie. It's only a movie we've seen so many times (from the Godfather to Once Upon a Time in America) done so much better.

Storywise, although it is of Italian origin, "Romanzo" is as bland as any new mafia movie, dealing with revenge, honor and family. The script is rather tedious too, with very few moments of sparkle, and even though the movie looks good, it only starts to feel like a watchable movie in its last quarter. And as if it weren't enough that the film is mediocre, it also bears resemblance to an odyssey if we are to consider its playing time and the way I, as a viewer, interpreted it.

The one interesting aspect is related to the political facet of the mafia, and especially to the situation before the fall of the communist regimes. But this definitely doesn't make up for the weak plot. All there a series of events, linked to one another, sprinkled with love but far too hollow to transcend. Sadly.

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