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Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy.
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Rufus Sewell ...  Aurelio Zen 3 episodes, 2011
Caterina Murino ...  Tania Moretti 3 episodes, 2011
Nathalie Rapti Gomez ...  Maria 3 episodes, 2011
Stanley Townsend ...  Moscati 3 episodes, 2011
Ben Miles ...  Amedeo Colonna 3 episodes, 2011
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ...  Giorgio de Angelis 3 episodes, 2011
Catherine Spaak ...  Donata / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Sargon Yelda ...  Romizi 3 episodes, 2011
Francesco Quinn ...  Gilberto Nieddu 3 episodes, 2011
Ed Stoppard ...  Vincenzo Fabri 3 episodes, 2011
Anthony Higgins ...  Guerchini / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Garry Cooper ...  Angelo 3 episodes, 2011
Daniele Monterosi ...  Branco 2 episodes, 2011
Valentina Cervi ...  Arianna von Falkenhayn 2 episodes, 2011
Cosima Shaw ...  Nadia Pirlo 2 episodes, 2011
Adrian Schiller ...  Giuseppe Bini 2 episodes, 2011
Massimiliano Ubaldi Massimiliano Ubaldi ...  Tomassini 2 episodes, 2011
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Terrific smooth drama...
9 January 2011 | by mark-newman-1See all my reviews

The idea of taking a team of British actors and placing them in a crime fighting scenario in another European country can have mixed results. It worked with Maigret and it didn't work with Wallander.

It DOES work with Zen. Whether or not it adheres to Michael Dibdin's novels I don't know because I haven't read them.

Visually this series is a treat. The men are impeccably dressed and all look like James Bond! The stories themselves aren't going to win any awards but the journey is nonetheless an enjoyable and satisfactory one.

If you're worn down by the usual shaky-cam stupidity of most modern trashy UK drama featuring the hyper-melodramatic plot lines and scripts with the usual, overly used actors and you need a reassuringly glossy and understated look into a world of low key drama then Zen is for you.

Not masterfully intelligent but neither is it insultingly cringe-worthy.

ZEN is a thoroughly enjoyable drama and a refreshing change of pace.


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17 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Rome, Lazio, Italy

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