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The Scent of the Night (1998)

L'odore della notte (original title)
A former policeman turns full-time criminal and goes on a downward spiral of crime in the 1990s Rome.


Claudio Caligari
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerio Mastandrea ... Remo Guerra
Marco Giallini ... Maurizio Leggeri
Giorgio Tirabassi Giorgio Tirabassi ... Roberto Salvo
Alessia Fugardi ... Rita
Emanuel Bevilacqua Emanuel Bevilacqua ... Marco Lorusso (Il Rozzo)
Francesca d'Aloja Francesca d'Aloja ... Finta Ricca
Little Tony ... Little Tony
Giampiero Lisarelli Giampiero Lisarelli ... Attilio
Elda Alvigini Elda Alvigini ... Michela
Federico Pacifici ... 'Mezzalira'
Stella Vordemann Stella Vordemann ... Figlia Politico (as Stella Worderman)
Raffaele Vannoli ... Tossico Rapina 1 (as Lele Vannoli)
Enzo Marino Bellanich Enzo Marino Bellanich ... Intermediario Polizia (as Marino Bellanich)
Serena Bonanno Serena Bonanno ... Ragazza Rapinata 1
Claudia Botticelli Claudia Botticelli ... Figlia Madre Povera


Remo Guerra is a policeman with a double life, who at night with a group of thugs, who he occasionally meets in bars, raids rich people's houses in Rome. Because of his hate for discipline he is soon dismissed from the force and he can continue his criminal life full time. One night he gets arrested and spends 3 years in jail. When he is released he buys a bar and tries to live a normal life, but soon enough the debts he has contracted for the purchase of the bar and his innate rage against society drive him back to muggings and hold ups. One night he tries to rob a very powerful politician... Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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31 August 2003 | by j_cristSee all my reviews

Very, very good. Finally a new italian movie that is actually well made. Based on real events. The dialogues are great and the acting is excellent. Lots of references to classic though such as Taxi Driver but these days every movie refeer to some others...

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Release Date:

11 September 1998 (Italy) See more »

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The Scent of the Night See more »

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Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Sorpasso Film See more »
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