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Romanzo criminale (2005)

Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome.

Director:

Michele Placido

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Rossi Stuart ... Il Freddo
Anna Mouglalis ... Patrizia / Cinzia
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Libano
Claudio Santamaria ... Il Dandi
Stefano Accorsi ... Commissario Scialoja
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Il Nero
Jasmine Trinca ... Roberta
Toni Bertorelli Toni Bertorelli ... La Voce
Gigi Angelillo Gigi Angelillo ... Zio Carlo
Antonello Fassari ... Ciro Buffoni
Elio Germano ... Il Sorcio
Franco Interlenghi ... Barone Rosellini
Donato Placido Donato Placido ... Colussi
Massimo Popolizio ... Il Terribile
Gianmarco Tognazzi Gianmarco Tognazzi ... Carenza (as Gian Marco Tognazzi)
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Storyline

Italy, the 1970s, in the grip of molded politics, corruption and the mafia. A small circle of friends grows up in Rome and decides to use their skills and connections with organized crime and specialists to carve out their own share. Thus Il Freddo, Libano and Il Dandi builds up a rogue crime empire. Commissario Scialoja however gives chase, successfully once he can play on the breakdown of their loyalty, especially from Patrizia 'Cinzia'. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama

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Language:

Italian | English | French

Release Date:

30 September 2005 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Kings of Crime See more »

Filming Locations:

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€818,418 (Italy), 30 September 2005, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Michele Placido wanted Paz Vega to play Patrizia but she could not take on the role because of scheduling conflicts. Anna Mouglalis was cast instead. See more »

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When Freddo (Ice) shoots Roberta's killer (Ciro Buffoni) outside the church at the end of the film he uses a revolver but you can clearly hear shell casings hit the ground after each shot which would only happen with a semi-automatic pistol. See more »

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Version of Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008) See more »

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Romanzo Criminale
9 October 2005 | by jroger-1See all my reviews

Very good, though the story is very dramatized (and I'm Italian, so I know the story of my country).

It takes a real gangster group, link it with neo-fascist and communist actions, real characters and fictional ones, creepy cospirative figures...

It's very far from the criminal stories seen up to now in our country: the cop-movies was a genre abandoned since the '70s (they flourished in the period portrayed in Romanzo Criminale, mostly as a consequence of the feelings of the people against the political and criminal acts of these years).

But it's a very good movie, with solid story and great musics, one of the best in Italian cinematography of the last years (with "Dopo Mezzanotte / After Midnight" and "Le conseguenze dell'amore")


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