Inspector Montalbano: Season 7, Episode 3

La pista di sabbia (10 Nov. 2008)
"Il commissario Montalbano" La pista di sabbia (original title)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peppino Mazzotta ...
Ispettore Giuseppe Fazio
Isabell Sollman ...
Ingrid Sjöström
Angelo Russo ...
Agente Catarella
Mandala Tayde ...
Rachele Estermann
Giovanni Moschella ...
Saverio Lo Duca
Davide Lo Verde ...
Agente Galluzzo
Marcello Perracchio ...
Dottor Pasquano
Gigio Morra ...
Nicola Giarrizzo
Mimmo Gennaro ...
Ciccio Bellavia
Mario Puglisi ...
Giovanni Arezzo
Ignazio Barcellona
Luigi Caruso


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Incomprehensible Mystery
23 December 2014 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Sometimes murder mysteries are broadcast whose plots are so complicated that they are simply incomprehensible to viewers. This is the case with "La Pista di Sabba." Suffice to say that the plot involves a dead horse, a woman of suspect morality who happens to be a friend of Ingrid (Isabell Sollman), the Mafia, and a man shot in self-defense by Agente Galluzio (Davide Lo Verde).

In thematic terms, this episode looks to have run out of ideas: there are plot-developments which have already been used in previous episodes of MONTALBANO, such as the seduction of the eponymous central character (Luca Zingaretti) by a beautiful woman, putting his relationship with the long-suffering Livia in doubt. The interplay between Montalbano and Catarella (Angelo Russo) tends to be irritating rather than humorous: we wish that the junior police officer wasn't quite so terrible at mispronouncing names. Oh, and we must not forget the old chestnut of Mimi Augello's (Cesare Bocci's) wandering eye, despite being happily married with a child.

Perhaps the most disappointing episode of the entire series so far, "La Pista di Sabba" feels like a palimpsest of clichés already over- used in previous episodes.

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