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

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Il Freddo
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Patrizia / Cinzia
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Libano
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Il Dandi
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Commissario Scialoja
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Il Nero
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Roberta
Toni Bertorelli ...
La Voce
Gigi Angelillo ...
Zio Carlo
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Ciro Buffoni
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Il Sorcio
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Barone Rosellini
Donato Placido ...
Colussi
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Il Terribile
Gianmarco Tognazzi ...
Carenza (as Gian Marco Tognazzi)
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Bufalo
Chiara Alberti ...
Fidanzata del Francese
Claudio Amato ...
Bernardino Scafa
Marco Bauccio ...
Il Freddo piccolo
Claudio Bonivento ...
Magistrato
Roberto Brunetti ...
Aldo Buffoni
Giorgio Careccia ...
Fierolocchio
Claudio Coen ...
Tecnico Scientifica
Bruno Conti ...
Gemito
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Il Francese (as Leslie Csuth)
Eleonora Danco ...
Filomena
Giancarlo De Cataldo ...
Giudice
Michael David Fitzpatrick ...
Antiquario
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Secco (as Favete Linguis)
Emiliano Giuliani ...
Libano piccolo
Roberto Infascelli ...
Gigio
Nicolò Malfatti ...
Il Dandi piccolo
Daniele Miglio ...
Scrocchiazeppi
Antonino Milana ...
Benzinaio
Brenno Placido ...
Andrea
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Padre Freddo
Guido Quintozzi ...
Dott. Mainardi
Andrea Ricciardi ...
Ricotta
Joseph Scarlata ...
Cencio
Giorgio Sgobbi ...
Avvocato Vasta
Benedito Sicca ...
Ranocchia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erminio Bianchi Fasani ...
Cliente Bordello (uncredited)
Alfredo Camporesi ...
Guardaspalle Gemito (uncredited)
Claudia Catani ...
Patrizia / Cinzia (uncredited) (voice)
Virginia Raffaele ...
Fidanzata Gemito (uncredited)
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Guardaspalle Gemito (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michele Placido

Written by

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Giancarlo De Cataldo ... (novel)
 
Stefano Rulli ... (screenplay) &
Sandro Petraglia ... (screenplay) and
Giancarlo De Cataldo ... (screenplay) and
Michele Placido ... (screenplay)

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Marco Chimenz ... co-producer
Fabio Conversi ... co-producer
Terence S. Potter ... co-producer
Jacqueline Quella ... co-producer
Bruno Ridolfi ... executive producer
Giovanni Stabilini ... co-producer
Riccardo Tozzi ... co-producer

Music by

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Paolo Buonvino

Cinematography by

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Luca Bigazzi

Film Editing by

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Esmeralda Calabria

Editorial Department

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Fabio Ferranti ... assistant editor
Andrea Orsini ... color timer

Casting By

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Federico Giorgio Ridolfi

Production Design by

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Paola Comencini

Art Direction by

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Alberto Duelli

Set Decoration by

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Maurizio Leonardi

Costume Design by

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Nicoletta Taranta

Makeup Department

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Alberto Blasi ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Paolo Venditti ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Fabio Casti ... second second assistant director
Federico Giorgio Ridolfi ... first assistant director
Samanta Sollima ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Francesco Fonda ... art department assistant
Massimo Papini ... leadman

Sound Department

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Jacopo Anzellotti ... sound effects editor
Luca Anzellotti ... sound effects editor
Massimo Anzellotti ... foley artist
Nigel Bennett ... sound mix technician
Dario Calvari ... assistant sound editor
Francesco Cucinelli ... supervising sound mixer
Mike Dowson ... re-recording mixer
Paul Govey ... re-recording mixer
Mario Iaquone ... sound mixer: nomination AITS / sound recordist
Luigi Melchionda ... boom operator
Silvia Moraes ... sound editor
Antonio Pulli ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Luciano Anzellotti ... sound effects
Luca Ricci ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Francesco Canonico ... visual effects
Massimo Cipollina ... visual effects
Emanuele Comotti ... digital compositor
Emanuele Di Bacco ... visual effects
Dionisio Greco ... scanning & film recording assistant
Fabio Leporelli ... digital effects artist
Fabio Luongo ... digital artist
Claudio Napoli ... visual effects coordinator
Fabrizio Pistone ... film scanner operator
Corrado Rizzo ... digital effects supervisor
Gian Luca Rizzo ... visual effects producer
Nicola Sganga ... visual effects
Giuseppe Squillaci ... visual effects
Fabio Zaveti ... digital compositor: Proxima
Paolo Zeccara ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Massimiliano Bianchi ... stunt rigger
Alessandro Borgese ... stunt performer
Roberto Libertini ... stunts
Anderson Martin ... stunt rigger
Gianluca Petrazzi ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Diego Allegro ... Steadicam operator
Luan Amelio ... second assistant camera: b camera
Salvatore Bognanni ... assistant camera / first focus puller
Paolo Cafiero ... second assistant camera
Daria D'Antonio ... camera operator: "b" camera
Francesco Galli ... electrician
Patrizio Marra ... grip
Michele Paradisi ... second assistant camera: additional photography
Mauro Pezzotti ... grip
Fabio Policastro ... electrician
Alessandro Saulini ... gaffer
Marta Spedaletti ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Emanuela Naccarati ... assistant costume designer
Veronica Palucci ... trainee costumer

Music Department

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Joshua Berman ... music coordinator
Antonella Fragapane ... assistant engineer
Angelo Giovagnoli ... orchestra coordinator
David Mitcham ... conductor
Steve Parr ... music mixer / music recordist

Script and Continuity Department

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Samantha Natalucci ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Joshua Berman ... co-production supervisor
Carmela Compagnone ... accountant
Stefania De Santis ... dialogue coach
Flavio De Simone ... assistant accountant
Alexia De Vito ... production assistant
Daniele Esposito ... production assistant
Marco Landolfi ... set accountant
Enrico Pacciani ... product placement
Carla Maria Perrina ... accounting payroll clerk
Nathanaël Poupin ... legal and business affairs
Raffaella Ridolfi ... unit manager
Kerri J. Spangaro ... production assistant
Tommaso Vozzi ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Romanzo Criminale (United Kingdom)
  • Romanzo Criminale (World-wide, English title)
  • Романцо Криминале (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • 野良犬たちの掟 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Opowieść kryminalna (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 152 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend Italy EUR818,418, 30 Sep 2005

Did You Know?

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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 The section of Bologna Central Station that is shown when the bomb explodes is the wrong part of the building. The waiting room, where the real bomb exploded is on the left side of the main entrance, this is actually part of the ticket hall which remained mostly undamaged during the explosion. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Italian Noir: The Story of Italian Crime Fiction (2010). See more »
Soundtracks I heard it through the grapevine See more »

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