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Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy.
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Cast

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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)
Andrea Alunni .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Quentin de Fouchécour .... post-production supervisor / post-production supervisor: Italy (2 episodes, 2011)
Hilary Stewart .... post-production supervisor (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 Erdolini .... 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)
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)
Jaqueline 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)
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)
 

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45 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely Brilliant, 12 January 2011
Author: gotmyorangecrush from Detroit

I have to say, I have really been taken by surprise by this series. I really enjoyed the first episode but, it was the 2nd episode, Cabal, that really got me hooked. First and foremost I absolutely love the extended running time. At 1:30 minutes, without commercials, its literally double the average running time for drama's and ultimately it gives the show the ability to be far more character driven. I honestly don't think I have ever seen a series before that had this kind of running time and ultimately I think it speaks to the kind of show its trying to be.

Zen is really a throwback to old school TV. No funky cinematography, no shaky cameras, no funky camera angles, no high tech police gadgetry etc. In fact, I don't think I even remember seeing a single computer. Cell phones are about as high tech as this show has gotten thus far. The locations are simply stunning and that is no surprise given that it takes place in Rome. I openly admit that was initially one of the things that I was most excited about as I absolutely love Rome. Its hands down one of my favorite cities in the world and its a perfect setting for this series, especially with the approach that they have taken.

Of course if your going to have a show in Rome then fashion simply must play a role and the show certainly doesn't disappoint in this regard. The wardrobe choices are impeccable especially in regards to Rufus Sewell's suits. He looks outstanding in practically every scene. Then you have Caterina Murino and she looks absolutely fabulous as well. Her outfits are classy and while there is definitely a very sexy edge to her look, its not overtly sexy. She just looks stunning and they look absolutely dynamite together.

As for the stories, thus far its definitely been one of the weaker aspects of the show but they have still been entertaining and in regards to story, the 2nd episode was definitely an improvement over the first episode. I love the whole Cabal storyline and hopefully it will be a reoccurring theme with this show. It fits perfectly with the shows setting in Rome and while these types of detective shows always have different stories with each episode, there is usually a main storyline that takes place alongside the solving of individual cases. I think The Cabal would be a great choice in this regard.

Overall I have really enjoyed the first 2 episodes and cant wait for more. This show is just such a breath of fresh air compared to the usual detective riff raff that is practically everywhere you look. Hopefully Zen can pull in enough viewers as it would be a real shame to see this show end prematurely.

Definitely a solid 9 out of 10 thus far.

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