In Episode 1, The Killing Attempt, police detective Davide Licata survives badly wounded, so much so that his personal and love life will be affected. In Episode 2, The Core, he is tempted by the General directing the Government's "nucleous of operations and investigations (NOI)", a secret service built to do the dirty anti-crime jobs that the police can't do. In Episode 3, The Man of the Letters, exposes the hideout of Tani Cariddi in deep Africa - and again, the retired detective and the retired criminal must come to grips with violent action in Europe. In Episode 4, The Trap, not one but several traps are set from both sides of the law. In Episode 5, Codename: West, a desperate chase is given by The Core and two countries magistrates to catch the new drug lords that are aiming at deluging drugs into Europe's Eastern countries from a former Nazi concentration camp in the West. In Episode 6, A Secret Is Revealed, the detective exposes and destroys the man who secretively had taken ...Written by
Bulgarian actor Stefan Danailov was cast in the 7th season after the producers learned of the show's immense popularity in Eastern Europe. See more »
Commissario Corrado Cattani:
[after Silvia has been raped by mafia men]
Don't close yourself in, tell me what you feel. I wanna know what you feel. I wanna feel the same pain as you.
I feel... nothing.
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One of the best series ever, and not just about the mob.
First of all, this series has the best music ever seen in film. Ennio Morricone in my mind has the stature of a Beethoven or Bach or Wagner.. really he's that good, and his music will last that long.
Now that this is out of the way .. to have a series that lives up to Ennio's music is really a miracle.
If you think about it, TV has always been a "second hand" medium when it comes to quality. Well, as TV series go .. this doesn't feel like a TV series.
Even if it's long, and the whole series has two or three arcs over 7 seasons, it's not diluted at all. It's focused from beginning to end so you only grow more attached to the characters, you invest more and more emotion in it. It's like the best tragic movie you can think of, tweaked at 75% intensity, but with incredible peaks of emotion, and keyed to the most beautiful music on earth.
Think about the countless hours you've spent watching garbage in front of the TV, and try to get this series and watch it, as revenge. :)
I can't see anything better being made on TV.
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