Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy.
Reviews
Popularity
4,548 ( 157)

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2011  
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A government scientist and his tough attractive FBI handler try to save people from deadly scientific experiments, poisoners, rare diseases and environmental hazards.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Omar Benson Miller
Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series 1980)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Alan Cumming, Gene Shalit
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage
Restless (TV Movie 2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.

Director: Edward Hall
Stars: Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two anthropologists married to each other go to an island off of Papua New Guinea for field research in pre-World War II.

Director: Bill Bennett
Stars: Rufus Sewell, Martin Donovan, Maya Stange
Vera (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, David Leon
DCI Banks (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The tenacious and stubborn DCI Banks unravels disturbing murder mysteries aided by his young assistants, DS Annie Cabbot and DI Helen Morton.

Stars: Stephen Tompkinson, Jack Deam, Andrea Lowe
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Aurelio Zen (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Tania Moretti (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Maria (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Moscati (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Amedeo Colonna (3 episodes, 2011)
Vincent Riotta ...
 Giorgio de Angelis (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Donata / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Sargon Yelda ...
 Romizi (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Gilberto Nieddu (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Vincenzo Fabri (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Guerchini / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Angelo (3 episodes, 2011)
Daniele Monterosi ...
 Branco (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Arianna von Falkenhayn (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Nadia Pirlo (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Giuseppe Bini (2 episodes, 2011)
Massimiliano Ubaldi ...
 Tomassini (2 episodes, 2011)
Edit

Storyline

Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

17 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aurelio Zen  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of the cars used in the series are from Alfa Romeo. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.5 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great BBC series about an Italian cop
16 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the success of the BBC version of the Swedish police drama 'Wallander' it appears that they decided to make another police show set on the continent, this time trading Scandinavia for the warmth of Italy. Set in Rome this series follows three cases for Detective Aurelio Zen. It quickly becomes apparent that he is one of the few honest cops but that doesn't stop politicians leaning on him to solve cases that serve them whether or not justice prevails. Zen isn't perfect though; he is having an illicit affair with a woman he works with for starters. The stories themselves are gripping and there are plenty of suspects for Zen and the viewer to wonder who did it.

This series is very different to Wallander, he isn't full of angst or suffering family problems; he just gets on with the job while enjoying life and being dressed in a very sharp suit; Rufus Sewell is great in the role. The series is filmed in a way that conveys the heat of the setting so that even though most of the actors speak with English accents nobody would think they were meant to be British. The decision not to have non-Italian cast members speaking in mock Italian accents was wise; ever since 'Allo 'Allo false foreign accents have seemed humorous rather than clever. It is just a pity that the series was only three episodes long; I hope it will be successful enough to warrant further series in the future.


26 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?