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"Il commissario Montalbano" Il gioco delle tre carte (2006)

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Francesco Bruni (screenplay)
Andrea Camilleri (writer)
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Original Air Date:
13 March 2006 (Season 6, Episode 2)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Alberto Sironi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Francesco Bruni  screenplay
Andrea Camilleri  writer
Salvatore De Mola  teleplay

Produced by
Nora Barbieri .... producer
Cecilia Cope .... producer: RAI
Carlo Degli Esposti .... producer
Claudio Mancini .... executive producer
Erica Pellegrini .... producer: RAI
Original Music by
Franco Piersanti 
Cinematography by
Stefano Ricciotti 
Film Editing by
Stefano Chierchiè 
Casting by
Rita Forzano 
Production Design by
Luciano Ricceri 
Costume Design by
Tiziana Mancini 
Makeup Department
Amel Ben Soltane .... key makeup artist
Roberta Picconi .... makeup artist
Sabrina Santini .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Claudio Lullo .... unit manager
Alessandro Mancini .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Nardella .... second assistant director
Alessandro Pascuzzo .... first assistant director
Carlo Sironi .... third assistant director
Art Department
Rodolfo Calascibetta .... property master
Simona Garotta .... assistant production designer
Massimiliano Paonessa .... props
Giuseppe Sorrentino .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Damiano Antinori .... sound assistant
Gianluca Basili .... sound effects editor
Sergio Basili .... foley artist
Roberto Caroselli .... sound re-recording mixer
Kotzman Cenda .... sound assistant (as Cenda Rotzmann)
Fabio Cerretti .... sound editor
Marco Di Biase .... sound
Giovanni Liberati .... boom operator
Nicoletta Negri .... dubbing director
Antonio Tirinelli .... sound effects editor
Elena Tursi .... dubbing assistant
Fabio Venturi .... sound technician
Special Effects by
Tiberio Angeloni .... special effects
Paolo Galiano .... special effects
Giancarlo Mancini .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Pierfrancesco Fiorenza .... visual effects producer
Francesco Spadoni .... digital restoration
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonino Costantino .... grip
Maurizio di Stefano .... electrician
Alessandro Filippucci .... first assistant camera
Chris Giordanella .... focus puller
Franco Mele .... camera operator
Alessio Mellia .... generator operator
Antonio Memeo .... grip
Ivan Palombi .... still photographer
Mauro Pescetelli .... chief electrician
Ennio Picconi .... key grip
Fabio Policastro .... electrician
Giulio Reale .... camera operator: video camera
Sandro Rossi .... still photographer
Emiliano Spadoni .... grip
Cristiano Trentini .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Salvatrice Amendiola .... chief seamstress
Cesare Tanoni .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Alessandra Guerra .... first assistant editor
Alessandro Pelliccia .... colorist
Francesca Traversetti .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Cesare Botta .... music assistant
Angelo Giovagnoli .... music coordinator
Claudio Messina .... music producer
Davide Settembrino .... music consultant
Paola Vanoni .... music production assistant
Transportation Department
Marco Dimitrio .... driver
Alberico Gatti .... driver
Giovanni Giusino .... driver
Giovanni Testa .... driver
Other crew
Francesco Affri .... production assistant
Massimo Aversano .... administrator
Massimo Aversano .... chief accountant
Gianni Enrico Cori .... production assistant
Renato Cori .... production assistant
Tania Cori .... production assistant
Francesco Cotone .... assistant art designer
Giovanni di Stefano .... production assistant
Rosario La Rosa .... production assistant
Francesca Losinno .... administrator
Aurelio Marino .... cashier
Saverio Nicastro .... production assistant
Cristiano Sandri .... production assistant
Claudio Scanu .... production assistant
Giulia Serughetti .... script supervisor
Angelo Luca Strada .... production assistant
Julia Uceda Perez .... production secretary
Paola Vargas .... production coordinator

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100 min


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Tightly Constructed Whodunit, 1 December 2014
Author: l_rawjalaurence from London

This episode of the detective series is one of the best, as it avoids any unnecessary digressions and concentrates solely on the plot. Catarella (Angelo Russo) takes a back seat; instead the focus of attention centers on Montalbano's (Luca Zingaretti) attempts to solve the mysterious murder of an old man, which leads him into a complicated plot involving the Mafia, a superannuated shepherd and a vamp (Barbara Tabita) with a marked propensity for attracting men through a Monroe-esque walk, wiggling her hips as she passes them.

Needless to say Montalbano remains resistant to her charms - even though he looks, he doesn't necessarily react - but Mimi (Cesare Bocci) becomes more directly involved under the pretext of trying to catch the lady's husband, a notorious swindler. While he succeeds in the end, he remains bewitched by the lady; director Alberto Sironi leaves us consciously in the dark as to whether they slept together or not.

This episode makes intelligent use of the Sicilian landscapes; the cramped streets, where people's houses are necessarily squashed together; the ancient stonewashed mansions with plenty of hideouts for prospective criminals; and the mist-capped peaks outside Vigata, where Montalbano encounters the shepherd tending his sheep, as well as finding yet another murder victim. Despite its superficial charms, we are made aware of just how sinister an environment Montalbano inhabits, where crime is rife and a good police officer is vitally required.

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