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"Zen" (2011) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2011-

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Zen: Season 1: Episode 3 -- Detective Zen works against the clock to recover the kidnapped Ruggerio Miletti, a wealthy industrialist with political ties. The involvement of the manipulative family and a beautiful grieving widow complicate matters. Meanwhile, Tania's husband does everything he can to get rid of Zen.
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Seasons:
1
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Plot:
Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy.
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Italian panache made with English subtlety. See more (24 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 18)

Rufus Sewell ... Aurelio Zen (3 episodes, 2011)

Caterina Murino ... Tania Moretti (3 episodes, 2011)

Stanley Townsend ... Moscati (3 episodes, 2011)

Ben Miles ... Amedeo Colonna (3 episodes, 2011)

Vincent Riotta ... Giorgio de Angelis (3 episodes, 2011)
Catherine Spaak ... Donata / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Sargon Yelda ... Romizi (3 episodes, 2011)

Francesco Quinn ... Gilberto Nieddu (3 episodes, 2011)

Ed Stoppard ... Vincenzo Fabri (3 episodes, 2011)

Anthony Higgins ... Guerchini / ... (3 episodes, 2011)

Garry Cooper ... Angelo (3 episodes, 2011)
Daniele Monterosi ... Branco (2 episodes, 2011)

Valentina Cervi ... Arianna von Falkenhayn (2 episodes, 2011)

Cosima Shaw ... Nadia Pirlo (2 episodes, 2011)

Adrian Schiller ... Giuseppe Bini (2 episodes, 2011)

Cariddi Nardulli ... Silvia (2 episodes, 2011)
Massimiliano Ubaldi ... Tomassini (2 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
John Alexander (1 episode, 2011)
Jon Jones (1 episode, 2011)
Christopher Menaul (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Simon Burke (3 episodes, 2011)
Michael Dibdin (3 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Raffaella Bonivento .... executive producer: RTI (3 episodes, 2011)
Simon Burke .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Michael Casey .... producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Veronica Castillo .... line producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: Masterpiece (3 episodes, 2011)
Katharina Görtz .... executive producer: ZDF (3 episodes, 2011)
Andy Harries .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Read .... executive producer: BBC (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Original Music by
Adrian Johnston (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tony Miller (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Alessandro Lucidi (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting by
Leo Davis (3 episodes, 2011)
Lissy Holm (3 episodes, 2011)
Rossella Fusco (2 episodes, 2011)

Flaminia Lizzani (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Candida Otton (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dimitri Capuani (3 episodes, 2011)
Roberto Caruso (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Raffaella Giovannetti (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sonoo Mishra (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Makeup Department
Fae Hammond .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 2011)
Samankta Mura .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 2011)
Massimo Toppi .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Marigo Kehoe .... head of production (3 episodes, 2011)
Erik Paoletti .... production manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Anselmo Parrinello .... head of production (3 episodes, 2011)
Hilary Stewart .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Alunni .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Quentin de Fouchécour .... post-production supervisor / post-production supervisor: Italy (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Priscila Doro .... scheduling assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Pagani .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Stefano Spelar .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Edoardo Ferretti .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Alessia Silvetti .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Department
Marzio Bardi .... properties / props (3 episodes, 2011)
Giancarlo Carbonaro .... property master / leadman (3 episodes, 2011)
Silvia Fontana .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 2011)
Marco Furbatto .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 2011)
Roberto Laurenzi .... construction / constructor (3 episodes, 2011)
Sebastiano Murer .... properties / props (3 episodes, 2011)
Sandro Piccarozzi .... assistant set decorator (3 episodes, 2011)
Vincenzo Cutri .... assistant swing gang (2 episodes, 2011)
Mauro Nati .... assistant lead man (2 episodes, 2011)
Paddy Paddison .... stand-by art director (2 episodes, 2011)
Enrichetto Serantoni .... assistant swing gang (2 episodes, 2011)

Sandro Ercolini .... painter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ben Brazier .... foley mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Alberto Colajacomo .... adr supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Paul Cotterell .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Lee Crichlow .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Romain Drouillon .... french dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Steve Parr .... score mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Ian Wilkinson .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Simon J. Willis .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2011)
Francesco Colantoni .... cable person (2 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Felton .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Stephen Longstaff .... boom operator / sound maintenance (2 episodes, 2011)

Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Renato Agostini .... special effects / special effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Danilo Bollettini .... armourer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Lee Clappison .... digital colourist (3 episodes, 2011)
Stefan Drury .... visual effects (3 episodes, 2011)
Sean Farrow .... visual effects (3 episodes, 2011)
Steven Metcalfe .... digital content producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Lucy Tanner .... visual effects (3 episodes, 2011)
Daniel Tomlinson .... senior DI operator (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Stunts
Giorgio Antonini .... stunt double / stunt coordinator / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Gionata Marzeddu .... stunts (3 episodes, 2011)
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt coordinator / stunt supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Massimiliano Ubaldi .... stunt double / stunts (3 episodes, 2011)
Paolo Antonini .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Mauro Aversano .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Simone Bonelli .... stunt double: Allan Corduner / stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Marco Pancrazi .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Rocco Russo .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Bruno Verdirosi .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Jacqueline Freda .... stunts (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Bradbury .... HD supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Alessandro Brambilla .... steadicam operator: camera / camera operator / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Curiazi .... digital imaging technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Marco De Leonibus .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Gian Claudio Giacomini .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2011)
Marcostavros Maggi .... second assistant camera / camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Wayne Mansell .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Luca Martis .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Michael McHugh .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Carlo Postiglione .... key grip (3 episodes, 2011)
Massimiliano Sticchi .... best boy (3 episodes, 2011)
Emiliano Topai .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Valacchi .... second assistant camera / camera operator (3 episodes, 2011)
Francesco Zaccaria .... lighting gaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
Francesco Baioni .... grip (2 episodes, 2011)
Francesco Bellomo .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2011)
Federico Fochetti .... grip (2 episodes, 2011)
David Giorgio .... video assist (2 episodes, 2011)
Mario Lamoratta .... generator operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Marcello Troiani .... dolly grip (2 episodes, 2011)

Michel Tripepi .... second assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Rossella Fusco .... casting: Italy (3 episodes, 2011)
Flaminia Lizzani .... casting: Italy (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angela Beale .... costumer / seamstress / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Giuliana Cau .... assistant costume designer / costumer (3 episodes, 2011)
Serena Pirillo .... costumer / costume assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Cristina Tucci .... costume supervisor / costumer (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Penelope Belki .... first assistant editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Christian Blood .... assistant editor / first assistant editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Lee Clappison .... colorist (3 episodes, 2011)
Sara Giorni .... assistant editor / second assistant editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Scott Goulding .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Carlo Simeoni .... assistant editor / first assistant editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Ellen Taylor .... first assistant editor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Catherine Manners .... music coordinator (3 episodes, 2011)

Terry Davies .... conductor (unknown episodes)
Paola Vanoni .... music production delegate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Luigi Pinto .... transportation captain (2 episodes, 2011)
Alex Wayaffe .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Massimo Aversano .... production accountant / production accountant: Italy (3 episodes, 2011)
Nic Benns .... title designer (3 episodes, 2011)
Leonardo de Angelis .... location manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Federica De Vita .... payroll accountant (3 episodes, 2011)
Federica Durigon .... set production assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Zoë Edwards .... production executive (3 episodes, 2011)
Willy Faso .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2011)
Ian Johnson .... publicist (3 episodes, 2011)
Gary Jones .... production accountant / financial controller (3 episodes, 2011)
Kerensa Magnusson .... script supervisor / location manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Salvatore Mastria .... story editor: RTI (3 episodes, 2011)
Marco Milani .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Adrian O'Brien .... production finance manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Henriet Pinto .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2011)
Camilla Wren .... production coordinator: UK (3 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Zoso .... managing director (3 episodes, 2011)
Lorenzo Basile .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Lorenzo Carrera .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Camilla S. Castellani .... production coordinator / travel coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Giusi Cortese .... cashier (2 episodes, 2011)
Penny Dyer .... dialect coach (2 episodes, 2011)
Sita Falchi .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Carlo Gentile .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Francesca Lunadei .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Adriano Martelli .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Marco Orsini .... assistant cashier (2 episodes, 2011)
James Penny .... business affairs (2 episodes, 2011)
Piernicola Pinnola .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Piero Proietti .... crowd marshall (2 episodes, 2011)
Francesco Paolo Renda .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Grace Wilson .... head of finance (2 episodes, 2011)

Luca John Rosati .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Stephen Lennon .... thanks (1 episode, 2011)
 

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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Italian panache made with English subtlety., 16 January 2011
Author: Fitz from United Kingdom

There's always a risk when adapting the written word to a screenplay; the risk that the nuances of the one will be lost when rendered to the other. Fortunately the BBC has a fine pedigree when transferring both book & play to the screen (from 'The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' to Charles Dickens, & any number of Shakespeare's plays), as well as when working in collaboration with international broadcasters (who could forget the excellent 'Rome'?).

Their vast experience in this field has really paid off with 'Zen', a detective series based on the novels of English crime writer Michael Dibdin. Although there are some differences between the novels & the television series, they are minor & serve to facilitate the adaptation from the written to the visual. The television characters are perhaps slightly softer than their written counterparts, a necessity of economy when one considers that each episode is only ninety minutes long. Despite that the characters are well-rounded, with Rufus Sewell doing more than enough to cement his place in what is bound to be remembered as a modern classic of television.

In addition to Sewell's excellent suitability for the role, he is surrounded by an equally impressive international cast. The direction, lighting & shot composition all contribute to producing a superb whole, & it would be remiss not to mention the wardrobe, who do a fine job of catching that Italian verve.

In essence 'Zen' is a hugely enjoyable series of tasteful whodunnits, which never reveal who really did do it until the end. At the time of writing, the real mystery is whether all eleven of Dibdin's novels will be televised - it would be a crime if they weren't.

Altogether a stylish series with a sophistication brought about by understated subtlety.

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