Inspector Montalbano: Season 7, Episode 1

La vampa d'agosto (2 Nov. 2008)
"Il commissario Montalbano" La vampa d'agosto (original title)

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Il commissario Montalbano riesce a trovare una villetta in affitto vicino al mare dove la fidanzata Livia e altri amici potranno trascorrere un periodo di vacanza... See full synopsis »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peppino Mazzotta ...
Ispettore Giuseppe Fazio
Serena Rossi ...
Adriana Morreale
Angelo Russo ...
Agente Catarella
Marcello Perracchio ...
Dottor Pasquano
Francesco Cordella
Carmela Gentile ...
Beba (as Carmelinda Gentile)
Gaetano Aronica ...
Davide Lo Verde
Santo Pennisi
Dario Veca
Ermanno Amoroso
Domenico Centamore
Vincenzo Peluso ...


Il commissario Montalbano riesce a trovare una villetta in affitto vicino al mare dove la fidanzata Livia e altri amici potranno trascorrere un periodo di vacanza... See full synopsis »

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The victim's twin tries to seduce Montalbano!
23 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While Montalbano is visiting Mimi and Beba's new villa their child goes missing; they look everywhere for him and eventually discover him in a second underground flat that none of them knew existed. Having found the flat Montalbano has a look around and discovers the body of a girl hidden in a trunk. Forensics suggests she was around sixteen years old and had died on the site when the flat was completed six years previously. The police question those involved in the flat's construction but it seems that everybody has an alibi. Once the girl has been identified her twin sister Adriana turns up and says how she knew what happened at the time because she had some sort of telepathic connection with her late sister. As the story progresses she starts flirting with Montalbano and with his girlfriend away on holiday who knows what will happen!

Once again this Sicilian drama provides a good drama with plenty of laughs thrown in. The mystery itself is fairly straight forward once the culprit's alibi is broken; what happens along the way is entertaining though… we see Salvo pretending to be a mafia type heavy to get information out of an unwilling witness, Catarella cooling himself with a rather dainty fan and Montalbano bargaining with a trader to buy a small electric fan… the episode is set at the height of summer and everybody is complaining about the heat. The regular cast are all up to their usual high standards; they are joined by Serena Rossi who is believably seductive as the dead girl's sister. The only real fault with the episode was its ending; as soon as we see Salvo and Adriana preparing to confront the killer the outcome is obvious; the occasional cliché can be forgiven in a show as fun as this though.

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