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Omerta, la loi du silence 

Gilbert Tanguay, the director of the anti-crime squad, hires two men to catch the head of Montreal's Mafia, Giuseppe Scarfo. One, Pierre Gauthier, is going to lead the investigation, and ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Michel Côté ...  Pierre Gauthier 11 episodes, 1996
Luc Picard ...  François Pelletier 11 episodes, 1996
Dino Tavarone ...  Giuseppe Scarfo 11 episodes, 1996
Claude Michaud ...  Georges Lemire 11 episodes, 1996
Brigitte Paquette Brigitte Paquette ...  Gabrielle Provost 11 episodes, 1996
Sylvie Legault ...  Michèle Vallieres 11 episodes, 1996
Vittorio Rossi Vittorio Rossi ...  Tom Celano 11 episodes, 1996
John Dunn-Hill John Dunn-Hill ...  Marco D'Ascola 11 episodes, 1996
Manuel Tadros ...  Frank Vastelli 11 episodes, 1996
Glenn Astles Glenn Astles ...  Policier 11 episodes, 1996
Daniel Richard Giverin Daniel Richard Giverin ...  Policier 11 episodes, 1996
Hubert Le Messurier Hubert Le Messurier ...  Policier 11 episodes, 1996
Pierre Mercier Pierre Mercier ...  Policier 11 episodes, 1996
André Querton André Querton ...  Policier 11 episodes, 1996
Michel Dumont ...  Gilbert Tanguay 10 episodes, 1996
Claude Blanchard ...  Roger Perreault 10 episodes, 1996
Sophie Lorain ...  Denise Deslonchamps 9 episodes, 1996
Dominico Caputo Dominico Caputo ...  Bernardo Longo 8 episodes, 1996
Frank Schorpion ...  Terry O'Neill 8 episodes, 1996
Serge Thériault ...  Guy Boisvert 7 episodes, 1996
Tony Conte ...  Vincenzo Spadollinni 7 episodes, 1996
Marc Hébert ...  Jérome Couture 7 episodes, 1996
Deano Clavet ...  Angelo Bogliozzi 6 episodes, 1996
Claude Lemieux Claude Lemieux ...  Bertrand Fournel 6 episodes, 1996
Ron Lea ...  Gino Favara 5 episodes, 1996
Carl Alacchi ...  Ronnie Dante 5 episodes, 1996
France Castel ...  Hélène Provost 5 episodes, 1996
Stéphane Demers ...  Marc Larose 5 episodes, 1996
Ninon Lévesque Ninon Lévesque ...  Mado 5 episodes, 1996
Pierre Powers Pierre Powers ...  Benoît Landry 5 episodes, 1996
Guylaine Tremblay ...  Diane 5 episodes, 1996
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Gilbert Tanguay, the director of the anti-crime squad, hires two men to catch the head of Montreal's Mafia, Giuseppe Scarfo. One, Pierre Gauthier, is going to lead the investigation, and the other, François Pelletier, is going to go undercover. Written by Martin Ouellet <elmarto@total.net>

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French

Release Date:

1 January 1996 (Canada) See more »

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Omertà See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Absolutely brilliant
20 September 2006 | by Rooster99See all my reviews

The Omerta trilogy is the best series I have ever seen on television. It centers around the RCMP's attempts to take down the head of the Montreal mafia. It is hard-hitting, violent, realistic, and incredibly intense. It is one of the rare shows where I had to keep watching each episode in the DVD set one after the other, hoping I could keep fitting one more in before I had to go to bed.

There are 3 stories in the Omerta series; Omerta 1, 2, and 3. Omerta 1 and 2 are sequential in terms of the story, and should be watched in order. Omerta 3 introduces a new character, and follows his rise in the mafia. What is interesting is that the time-line in Omerta 3 covers both before and after the action in the first two, characters which had been killed off earlier can make appearances without causing plot holes. It was an effective way of creating a full series using many of the same actors.

I would have to say that of the 3 series, each became more polished until you arrive at Omerta 3, which is truly fantastic. There are 11 episodes in series 1, 14 in series 2, and 13 in series 3. I would highly recommend you watch them in order, although you can watch series 3 independently of the first 2 and still follow the storyline. All 3 are in French, and a very heavily accented Montreal French at that. Also, in the DVD sets that I watched, there was no English audio track nor any subtitles. If you can understand the language, I strongly urge you to check out this unique series which preceded the Sopranos by a number of years. You will not be disappointed.

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