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Il giovane Montalbano 

The young "Commissario" detective Salvo Montalbano, based in the fictitious village of Vigata, solves mysterious crimes in Sicilia.

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Series cast summary:
Andrea Tidona Andrea Tidona ...  Carmine Fazio 9 episodes, 2012-2015
Michele Riondino ...  Salvo Montalbano 7 episodes, 2012-2015
Fabrizio Pizzuto Fabrizio Pizzuto ...  Agente Catarella 7 episodes, 2012-2015
Alessio Piazza Alessio Piazza ...  Paternò / ... 7 episodes, 2012-2015
Maurilio Leto Maurilio Leto ...  Gallo 7 episodes, 2012-2015
Beniamino Marcone Beniamino Marcone ...  Giuseppe Fazio 6 episodes, 2012-2015
Luciano Messina Luciano Messina 6 episodes, 2012
Alessio Vassallo ...  Mimì Augello 5 episodes, 2012-2015
Sarah Felberbaum Sarah Felberbaum ...  Livia Burlando 5 episodes, 2012-2015
Adriano Chiaramida ...  Padre di Montalbano 4 episodes, 2012
Carmelo Galati Carmelo Galati ...  Nicolò Zito 4 episodes, 2012
Giuseppe Santostefano Giuseppe Santostefano ...  Dottor Pasquano 4 episodes, 2012


Before Detective Salvo Montalbano became the seasoned and mature chief detective we already know, he was just Salvo, new to Vigata and new to being a police chief. He didn't always live in that glorious house by the sea, or have Deputy Chief Mimi Augello as a best friend, or Fazio as a loyal assistant.

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Release Date:

23 February 2012 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Der junge Montalbano See more »

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Palomar, Rai Fiction See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Top notch detective series complete with wine and pasta
6 November 2013 | by murray-morisonSee all my reviews

This series unfolds how Montalbano starts as an inspector.

The settings are sumptuous, the acting is great and the plot lines do not leave you scratching your head at the end. But each story builds real tension. What is most appealing is the humanity of the show. Placing the action in Sicily creates many dramatic possibilities and provides a wonderful backdrop to the stories, full of craggy fishermen, giant butchers, mafiosi, corrupt politicians and amusing colleagues.

I am amazed this only gets a 6 point something score on IMDb - which shows the limitations of that sort of scoring. In terms of pure entertainment value it is, for me, one of the best TV shows currently available. One of the sub plots is the relationship Montalbano has with Livia, his beautiful architect girlfriend. How the relationship starts is presented in an entirely believable way.

Great TV series not to be missed if you do not mind subtitles and meditations on excellent Italian cooking!

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