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Romanzo Criminale (2005)

Romanzo criminale (original title)
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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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Crime | Drama

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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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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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A missed opportunity for Italian cinema
17 December 2006 | by riccapSee all my reviews

I read the book some years ago, and was really excited that a movie was going to be made out of it. The plot was just perfect and the characters strong enough to work well on screen. Well the movie is quite disappointing, and not because of the script, which in a way does work (except maybe for a foreign audience who will not catch all the political implications of the movie), but for Michele Placido's poor television style of directing and (mainly) for the choice of (most) the actors. These guys should be the worst criminals Rome had ever seen, people you would not have the guts to see in the eyes, but the actors chosen are all the cool and beautiful teenager idols of Italian cinema, surely good actors, but not in the right place this time. This movie could have been a great opportunity to finally export some good Italian cinema...i'm afraid we'll have to wait much more!


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Release Date:

30 September 2005 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Kings of Crime See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,116,128
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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