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Il commissario Montalbano 

Detective Montalbano solves crimes in Sicily.
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Series cast summary:
Luca Zingaretti ...  Commissario Salvo Montalbano / ... 33 episodes, 1999-2019
Peppino Mazzotta ...  Ispettore Giuseppe Fazio / ... 33 episodes, 1999-2019
Angelo Russo Angelo Russo ...  Agente Catarella / ... 33 episodes, 1999-2019
Cesare Bocci ...  Mimì Augello / ... 32 episodes, 1999-2019
Davide Lo Verde Davide Lo Verde ...  Agente Galluzzo 28 episodes, 1999-2018
Roberto Nobile ...  Nicolò Zito / ... 28 episodes, 1999-2018
Marcello Perracchio Marcello Perracchio ...  Dottor Pasquano 28 episodes, 1999-2017
Luigi Caruso Luigi Caruso ...  Caruso 14 episodes, 2005-2018
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Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation... it's all in a day's work for Detective Salvo Montalbano. Filmed in the ancient, sun-washed Sicilian city of Ragusa Ibla, the series is based on the international best-selling mystery novels by Andrea Camilleri and stars Luca Zingaretti.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Italy

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Italian

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6 May 1999 (Italy) See more »

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Detective Montalbano See more »

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Palomar, Rai Fiction See more »
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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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Although he is a fan of the show, Montalbano creator Andrea Camilleri has openly stated that Luca Zingaretti's characterization differs somewhat from how he had originally envisioned the character. Camilleri poked fun at this in one of the books, where it's acknowledged that the TV series exists in the Montalbano universe. Specifically, Montalbano himself states that, unlike Zingaretti (who's also 11 years younger), he has a full head of hair. See more »

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Great fun
20 April 2012 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

For those of us raised on 'Inspector Morse', 'Inspector Montalbano' comes as a welcome breath of Sicilain air. Not that I didn't like 'Inspector Morse' per se; just that Morse, and his Swedish clone Wallander, fit a certain stereotype of a detective, namely the brooding, grumpy old man. Montalbano, on the other hand, is also a stereotype, but a very Italian one. He wants an easy life, good food, a relaxing environment, if he loses his temper occasionally, it's only out of frustration of things getting in his way, on the other hand, if he's faithful to his girlfriend, that's only because being involved with two women would be just too complicated. He, and the rest of the cast, play their roles as comic Sicilians to perfection: and while this might not be altogether serious drama, the combination of Mediterranian beauty, comedic moments and ropey murder plots makes for a very agreeable evening's viewing. On seeing my first episode I was underwhelmed; but once you know the characters, it's great fun.


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