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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

Writers:

Giancarlo De Cataldo (novel), Stefano Rulli (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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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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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Italy | France | UK

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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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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 »

Goofs

In the scene where Gigio lies dead in the hospital his chest rises as he takes a breath. See more »

Alternate Versions

The extended version of the movie features two new sequences, including some archival footage with Silvio Berlusconi. The scene is omitted in the version aired by Italian network Canale 5, owned by Berlusconi. See more »


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Still don't know what to think
18 April 2006 | by annaelle-simonetSee all my reviews

Romanzo Criminale is a strange movie. I'm most of the time quite critical about what I see, but about this particular movie, I can't quite seem to make up my mind. I can find a thousand faults to it : the limited storyline doesn't really develop the historical and political context, the actions is sometimes quite difficult to follow, the characters are totally cliché (the-bad-gangster-guyswho falls in love with the-beautiful-virgin-mary-reincarnation, the repented hooker, the good policeman, the really bad godfathers with all their money, the villa by the sea and the twenty-five year old wife. And yet I enjoyed it. It's not the movie of the year but there's a certain something that makes it different, that saves it from being a total mess and a failure, and turns it into a mysterious movie.


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