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Il commissario De Luca 

Italian series that is based on the De Luca detective novels by Carlo Lucarelli. The detective De Luca is a man of principle, passion and determination to solve the cases despite of turbulent and unsettling times he lives in.
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2008  
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Series cast summary:
Alessandro Preziosi Alessandro Preziosi ...  Commissario Achille De Luca 4 episodes, 2008
Corrado Fortuna Corrado Fortuna ...  Leopoldo Pugliese 4 episodes, 2008
Rolando Ravello Rolando Ravello ...  Roberto Rassetto 3 episodes, 2008
Raffaella Rea ...  Valeria Suvich 2 episodes, 2008
Angelica Leo Angelica Leo ...  Graziella 2 episodes, 2008
Mino Manni Mino Manni 2 episodes, 2008
Stefano Pesce Stefano Pesce ...  Guido Leonardi 2 episodes, 2008
Stefano Fregni ...  Man / ... 2 episodes, 2008
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Italian series that is based on the De Luca detective novels by Carlo Lucarelli. The detective De Luca is a man of principle, passion and determination to solve the cases despite of turbulent and unsettling times he lives in.

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Good capture of epoch and atmosphere, uneven presentation
27 February 2017 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

From time to time, I like to move beyond British series and Scandi Noir that I like best, and widen my horizon with crime dramas coming from other regions/countries. As I was unable to remember when was my last familiarisation with Italian production, I decided to watch Il commissario De Luca referred by a film website - as 1 season with 4 episodes only.

From the beginning, I liked the scenery and era - life in pre- and post-WWII Italy is rather unknown to me. Given the circumstances of corruption and nepotism perceptible in Italian society (somehow even nowadays), it created several interesting angles and additions to murder-solving activities. The cases themselves, however, were not too catchy - regardless of the fact that I did not guess who the wrongdoer was and why - and the duration of the episodes (around 1 hour 45 minutes) was too much, hence several unnecessary scenes and characters. At times, war and politics were too cautiously in the background, although the police work was strongly influenced by them.

The performances were pleasant, not so profound and distinct, but the "frizzle" of Italian men and passion/beauty of Italian women were nicely presented. Alessandro Preziosi and Raffaella Rea are definitely worth remembering for future reference.

Thus, not bad, but I would give 7 points here - 8 for environment and performances, 6 for screenplay.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective De Luca See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy

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Ager 3, Rai Fiction See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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