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Inspector Montalbano 

Il commissario Montalbano (original title)
TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (1999– )
Detective Montalbano solves crimes in Sicily.
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Series cast summary:
Luca Zingaretti ...  Commissario Salvo Montalbano 36 episodes, 1999-2020
Peppino Mazzotta ...  Ispettore Giuseppe Fazio / ... 36 episodes, 1999-2020
Angelo Russo Angelo Russo ...  Agente Catarella / ... 36 episodes, 1999-2020
Cesare Bocci ...  Mimì Augello / ... 35 episodes, 1999-2020
Davide Lo Verde Davide Lo Verde ...  Agente Galluzzo / ... 31 episodes, 1999-2020
Roberto Nobile ...  Nicolò Zito / ... 29 episodes, 1999-2019
Marcello Perracchio Marcello Perracchio ...  Dottor Pasquano 28 episodes, 1999-2017
Luigi Caruso Luigi Caruso ...  Caruso 22 episodes, 2005-2020
Rosario Spata Rosario Spata 19 episodes, 2005-2020
Giovanni Guardiano ...  Jacomuzzi 15 episodes, 1999-2020


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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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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Slickly Made Detective Series with a Good Infusion of Humor
10 November 2013 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

Set in Sicily, Italy, and based on a series of novels, INSPECTOR MONTALBANO has proved successful in various parts of Europe. I caught it on BBC4, the cultural channel of the BBC. It takes a lot to infuse what might be termed an over-familiar genre with touches of originality, but INSPECTOR MONTALBANO achieves this task successfully. This is chiefly due to the interplay between the three main characters (Luca Zingaretti, Angelo Russo, Cesare Bocci), who work successfully as a team yet continually bicker with one another. The shooting-style also helps; there is an extensive use of outdoor locations - as opposed to the uniformly gray interior sequences of many British detective series - and a greater reliance on pans and zooms, rather than shot/reverse shots. This gives the series an epic feel, despite the familiarity of the story lines. The scripts are tautly written with plenty of opportunities for throwaway lines from the main protagonists. Definitely worth a look as a refreshing alternative to Anglo-American detective series.

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6 May 1999 (Italy) See more »

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Palomar, Rai Fiction See more »
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