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6 May 1999 (Italy) See more »
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Cast

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Luca Zingaretti ... Commissario Salvo Montalbano (26 episodes, 1999-2013)
Peppino Mazzotta ... Ispettore Giuseppe Fazio (26 episodes, 1999-2013)
Angelo Russo ... Agente Catarella / ... (26 episodes, 1999-2013)

Cesare Bocci ... Mimì Augello / ... (25 episodes, 1999-2013)
Davide Lo Verde ... Agente Galluzzo / ... (25 episodes, 1999-2013)
Marcello Perracchio ... Dottor Pasquano / ... (24 episodes, 1999-2013)
Roberto Nobile ... Nicolò Zito / ... (23 episodes, 1999-2013)
Giacinto Ferro ... Bonetti Alderighi (11 episodes, 1999-2013)
Giovanni Guardiano ... Jacomuzzi (11 episodes, 1999-2011)
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Series Directed by
Alberto Sironi (24 episodes, 1999-2013)
 
Series Writing credits
Andrea Camilleri (18 episodes, 1999-2013)
Francesco Bruni (17 episodes, 1999-2013)
Salvatore De Mola (12 episodes, 2002-2013)

Series Produced by
Carlo Degli Esposti .... producer / executive producer / ... (16 episodes, 1999-2013)
Erica Pellegrini .... producer: RAI / producer (16 episodes, 1999-2013)
Cecilia Cope .... producer: RAI / producer (15 episodes, 1999-2008)
Gianfranco Barbagallo .... executive producer (9 episodes, 2008-2013)
Claudio Mancini .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2002-2006)
Nora Barbieri .... producer (5 episodes, 1999-2013)
Gianni Sarago .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Original Music by
Franco Piersanti (16 episodes, 1999-2013)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stefano Ricciotti (10 episodes, 2001-2006)
Franco Lecca (6 episodes, 1999-2013)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stefano Chierchiè (18 episodes, 1999-2013)
 
Series Casting by
Rita Forzano (14 episodes, 1999-2006)
Franco Nardella (2 episodes, 2008-2013)
 
Series Production Design by
Luciano Ricceri (16 episodes, 1999-2013)
 
Series Art Direction by
Cosimo Gomez (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Atos Mastrogirolamo (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Biagio Fersini (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Costume Design by
Paola Bonucci (8 episodes, 2000-2002)
Chiara Ferrantini (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Tiziana Mancini (5 episodes, 2005-2008)
Antonella Berardi (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Makeup Department
Fabio Lucchetti .... hair stylist / key hair stylist / ... (7 episodes, 2000-2005)
Amel Ben Soltane .... key makeup artist / makeup department head (5 episodes, 2002-2006)
Andreina Ambrosini .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Massimo De Rossi .... key makeup artist / makeup department head (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Beatrice Di Iorio .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2002)
Lidia Minì .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2011)
Giorgio Curgone .... key hair stylist (2 episodes, 1999)
Vincenzo Mastrantonio .... makeup department head (2 episodes, 2001)
Mauro Tamagnini .... key hair stylist (2 episodes, 2001)
Laura Tonello .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Production Management
Thomas Tyler .... production supervisor / unit manager (6 episodes, 1999-2002)
Claudio Lullo .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2002-2006)
Francesco Trifirò .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 2008-2013)
Gianni Sarago .... production supervisor / general manager / ... (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
Francesco Merolle .... production manager (4 episodes, 2000-2002)
Alessandro Mancini .... production manager (4 episodes, 2002-2006)
Ezio Orita .... production manager (4 episodes, 2008)
Antonello Palermo .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 2000-2002)
Giovanni Ligato .... production manager (2 episodes, 1999)
Pasquale Spadola .... production supervisor / unit manager (2 episodes, 1999)
Monica Gradella .... production manager / unit production manager (2 episodes, 2001)
Marco Olivieri .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2001)
Federico Starace .... line manager / production manager (2 episodes, 2001)
Paola Vargas .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2002)
Franco Coduti .... production manager (2 episodes, 2005)
Sebastiano Riso .... assistant unit production manager (2 episodes, 2008)
Chrystelle Robin .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Nardella .... second assistant director / first assistant director / ... (22 episodes, 1999-2013)
Elvis Frasca .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Mariachiara Squassino .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Francesco Pavolini .... assistant director / first assistant director (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Franco Angeli .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Enrico Protti .... assistant director / second assistant director (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Alessandro Pascuzzo .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Marco Angeli .... assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Natalia Fago .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Eugenia Ricceri .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2013)
Federico Cori .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1999)
Carlo Sironi .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Sebastiano Riso .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Department
Rodolfo Calascibetta .... property master / props (8 episodes, 1999-2006)
Giuseppe Proia .... property master (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Loredana Raffi .... assistant production designer (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Simona Garotta .... set dresser / assistant production designer (5 episodes, 2006-2013)
David Orlandelli .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Tommaso Borrelli .... graphic designer (4 episodes, 2013)
Rosalia Maria Canino .... assistant production designer (4 episodes, 2013)
Luciano Ricceri .... set designer (4 episodes, 2013)
Massimiliano Paonessa .... property master / props (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Giuseppe Busacca .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2000)
Giancarlo Gabrielli .... property master (2 episodes, 2000)
Corrado Corradi .... property master (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Sound Department
Roberto Caroselli .... sound re-recording mixer / sound mixer (19 episodes, 1999-2013)
Gianluca Basili .... sound effects editor (18 episodes, 1999-2008)
Sergio Basili .... foley artist (18 episodes, 1999-2008)
Antonio Tirinelli .... sound effects editor (18 episodes, 1999-2008)
Umberto Montesanti .... sound / sound recordist (12 episodes, 2000-2013)
Massimo Rocchi .... foley mixer (12 episodes, 2008-2013)
Nicoletta Negri .... dubbing / dubbing assistant / ... (11 episodes, 1999-2006)
Emiliano Cobai .... dubbing mixer (8 episodes, 2008-2011)
Ettore Mancini .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Daniele Scaringella .... dialogue editor / sound assistant (6 episodes, 2008-2011)
Elio Gualfucci .... sound designer (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Damiano Antinori .... assistant sound recordist / sound assistant (5 episodes, 2002-2006)
Kotzman Cenda .... assistant sound recordist / sound assistant (5 episodes, 2002-2006)
Valeria Marrale .... sound editor (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
Fabio Cerretti .... sound editor / sound recordist (4 episodes, 2000-2006)
Simone Tempesta .... sound assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Angelo Amatulli .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1999)
Alessandro Zanon .... sound (2 episodes, 1999)
Gianfranco Zorzi .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1999)
Giancarlo Laurenzi .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2000)
Marco Di Biase .... sound (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Special Effects by
Paolo Galiano .... weapons / special effects (10 episodes, 2006-2013)
Pasquale Catalano .... special effects (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Fabio Traversari .... special effects supervisor (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Tiberio Angeloni .... special effects (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Danilo Bollettini .... special effects (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gino De Rossi .... special effects (2 episodes, 2000)
Giancarlo Mancini .... special effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Pierfrancesco Fiorenza .... visual effects producer (15 episodes, 1999-2008)
Francesco Spadoni .... digital restoration (14 episodes, 1999-2006)
 
Series Stunts
Mauro Aversano .... stunt actor / precision driver / ... (4 episodes, 2008-2013)
Giampiero Comanducci .... stunt double: acrobatic stunts / stunts (2 episodes, 1999)
Massimiliano Ubaldi .... stunt driver / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2000-2005)
Jaqueline Freda .... stunt double / stunts (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Catia Pasqualoni .... stunt double / stunts (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Fabio Policastro .... electrician (11 episodes, 2000-2006)
Mauro Pescetelli .... chief electrician (10 episodes, 1999-2006)
Ennio Picconi .... key grip (10 episodes, 1999-2006)
Chris Giordanella .... focus puller (10 episodes, 2001-2006)
Franco Vitale .... still photographer (9 episodes, 1999-2005)
Roberto Gengarelli .... assistant camera / camera operator (8 episodes, 1999-2002)
Wojtek Trovato .... electrician (8 episodes, 2008-2013)
Fabrizio Di Giulio .... still photographer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Luca Gazzotti .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Stefano Ricciotti .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mario De Cinti .... generator operator / grip (4 episodes, 2000-2002)
Antonino Costantino .... grip (4 episodes, 2002-2006)
Antonio Memeo .... grip (4 episodes, 2002-2006)
Emiliano Spadoni .... grip (4 episodes, 2002-2006)
Vincenzo Carpineta .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1999)
Antonio Nigro .... generator operator (2 episodes, 1999)
Luciano Giusepponi .... key grip (2 episodes, 2000)
Valter Romoli .... chief electrician / head electrician (2 episodes, 2000)
Angelo Di Blasi .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2001)
Lorenzo Romor .... generator operator (2 episodes, 2001)
Maurizio De Pol .... electrician (2 episodes, 2002)
Vincenzo Garano .... grip (2 episodes, 2002)
Danilo Grazzani .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2002)
Claudio Stellaccio .... generator operator (2 episodes, 2002)
Andrea Testa .... electrician (2 episodes, 2002)
Franco Mele .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Alessio Mellia .... generator operator (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Cristiano Trentini .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Casting Department
Federico Cori .... casting: Catania (2 episodes, 2001)
Pino Cori .... casting: Catania (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paola Musacchia .... assistant costumer / assistant costumes (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Giuliana Bizzarri .... seamstress (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Anna Maria Liberati .... seamstress (4 episodes, 2002)
Roberto Valentini .... assistant costumes / costume assistant (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Angela Cifelli .... wardrobe assistant / assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 2002)
Angela Capuano .... assistant costumes / costume assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Giuseppina Mizioli .... seamstress (2 episodes, 1999)
Salvatrice Amendiola .... chief seamstress / seamstress (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Editorial Department
Fabrizio Di Blasi .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 1999-2002)
Geraldine Tacconi .... assistant editor / first assistant editor / ... (10 episodes, 2001-2013)
Alessandro Pelliccia .... color timer / colorist (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Pietro Morana .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mauro Lozzi .... color timer / colorist (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Paolo Petrucci .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Francesca Traversetti .... second assistant editor (4 episodes, 2006-2008)
Fabio Volpentesta .... post-production coordinator / post-production assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Iolanda Pinna .... first assistant editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Gianluca Quarto .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 1999)
Sandro Bonanni .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2000)
Magalie Colonna .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Francesco Paolo Renda .... second assistant editor (2 episodes, 2002)
Alessandra Guerra .... first assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Music Department
Franco Piersanti .... conductor / orchestrator / ... (14 episodes, 1999-2013)
Angelo Giovagnoli .... music coordinator (14 episodes, 1999-2006)
Claudio Messina .... music producer / music coordinator (14 episodes, 1999-2006)
Paola Vanoni .... music production assistant (14 episodes, 2001-2008)
Davide Settembrino .... music consultant (10 episodes, 2001-2006)
Fabio Venturi .... music recording engineer / music engineer / ... (5 episodes, 2002-2008)
Cesare Botta .... music assistant (5 episodes, 2002-2006)
 
Series Transportation Department
Andrea Fazzari .... driver (2 episodes, 2002)
Fernando Meluzzi .... driver (2 episodes, 2002)
Daniele Petruccioli .... driver (2 episodes, 2002)
Salvatore Viscuso .... driver (2 episodes, 2002)
Marco Dimitrio .... driver (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Other crew
Livia Pastorelli .... administrator (9 episodes, 1999-2002)
Rosanna Patrizi .... administrator / cashier (8 episodes, 1999-2002)
Roberto Ornaro .... production accountant (8 episodes, 2008-2011)
Giacomo Barbieri .... production secretary (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Gianluca Saragó .... production secretary / assistant production secretary (6 episodes, 1999-2002)
Alessandro Luzi .... administrator / cashier (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Rita Tamantini .... production coordinator / cashier (6 episodes, 2000-2002)
Francesca Spinelli .... administrator (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
Francesca Losinno .... administrator (4 episodes, 2002-2006)
Giulia Serughetti .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2002-2006)
Stefano Deni .... assistant production secretary / production secretary (4 episodes, 2002)
Massimo Aversano .... administrator / chief accountant (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Francesco Cotone .... assistant art designer (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Irene Mannelli .... assistant dubbing director (4 episodes, 2013)
Fiammetta Nazzarri .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Giuseppe Catera .... assistant production secretary / production assistant (3 episodes, 2000-2005)
Francesco Losinno .... administrator (3 episodes, 2002)
Gianni Monciotti .... edizione / dubbing supervisor (3 episodes, 2005-2013)
Paola Vargas .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rosa Cacciato .... assistant production secretary (2 episodes, 1999)
Davide Morabito .... assistant production secretary (2 episodes, 1999)
Rita Morelli .... administrator / cashier (2 episodes, 1999)
Gianluca Petrazzi .... master of arms (2 episodes, 1999)
Michele Travaglini .... assistant production secretary (2 episodes, 1999)
Pierina Giaccherini .... administrator (2 episodes, 2000)
Rita Ventimiglia .... assistant cashier (2 episodes, 2000)
Alessandra Borri .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2001)
Massimiliano Coramusi .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2001)
Clara Avallone .... assistant cashier / cashier (2 episodes, 2002)
Daniela Berardi .... administrator (2 episodes, 2002)
Claudio Lullo .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2002)
Carlo Miscoli .... cashier (2 episodes, 2002)
Massimo Perla .... animal trainer: dog / dog handler / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
Gianni Enrico Cori .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Giovanni di Stefano .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Saverio Nicastro .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Elvis Frasca .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2005)
Aurelio Marino .... cashier (2 episodes, 2006)
 

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Also Known As:
"Detective Montalbano" - USA (informal literal English title)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Good Plots, Beautifully Shot, 11 August 2014
Author: LuckyDumpster from California, USA

I really like this series of DVDs. I have read all of the novels by Andrea Camilerri and I think they have done a good job of capturing the "spirit" of Montalbano: he appreciates good food, beautiful women and chasing bad guys...not necessarily in that order as his long suffering girlfriend Livia finds out when he investigates a case while telling her they are on holiday.

Not speaking Italian, I have to read the subtitles, and they have done a very good job since I don't read particularly fast and I still don't have to resort to the pause button on the DVD player all that much.

The thing that I appreciate the most is the scenery of Sicily. Camilerri's books can't give you a true sense of how beautiful it "seems". I say "seems" because I find the portrayal of daily Sicilian life a little strange: there are hardly ANY people milling about in the background of most of the exterior shots. There isn't any real car traffic either. I don't know anything about Italian cinema so I can't say how common this might be. Perhaps there are union rules which make actor "extras" too expensive. I suspect it might be an artistic choice though. It certainly makes you want to visit this imaginary Sicily though: beautiful beaches and historic ruins completely devoid of tourists in T shirts and flip flops. Also, while Camilerri's books do indicate that Montalbano's house overlooks the beach...you don't really get a sense of how unrealistic that might be until you see it on the DVD: they must pay police detectives 20 times what they pay them in real life for him to afford his "house". After you see the house, you expect his car to be a Ferrari, but, strangely, it seems pretty ordinary.

To sum up, even if you aren't a huge fan of mystery or police procedurals, you can enjoy these DVDs simply for the stunning scenery: it might be better than actually going there and coming up against the realities of modern life.

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