In 1993 Italy was at war with the mafia, this is the story of the servants of the Nation that fought that war.
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Francesco Montanari ...  Saverio Barone 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Miriam Dalmazio ...  Giada Stranzi 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Edoardo Pesce Edoardo Pesce ...  Giovanni Brusca 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Francesco Foti ...  Carlo Mazza 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Marco Rossetti Marco Rossetti ...  Leonardo Zaza 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Roberto Citran ...  Andrea Elia 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Alessio Praticò ...  Enzo Brusca 17 episodes, 2018-2020
David Coco David Coco ...  Leoluca Bagarella 14 episodes, 2018-2020
Paolo Briguglia ...  Toni Calvaruso 14 episodes, 2018-2020
Daniela Marra Daniela Marra ...  Monica / ... 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Carlo Calderone Carlo Calderone ...  Giuseppe Monticciolo / ... 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Paolo Ricca Paolo Ricca ...  Vito Vitale 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Rosalba Battaglia Rosalba Battaglia ...  Teresa Mazza 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Chiara Russo Chiara Russo ...  Aurora Mazza (15 anni) / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Giorgio Caputo ...  Diego Navarra 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Antonio Avella Antonio Avella ...  Giuseppe Di Matteo 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Nicola Rignanese Nicola Rignanese ...  Capitano Bonanno 9 episodes, 2018
Nicasio Catanese Nicasio Catanese ...  Lucio Raja Giovane 9 episodes, 2018
Stefania Blandeburgo Stefania Blandeburgo ...  Lorenza Abbianti 9 episodes, 2018-2020
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Palermo, 1993. After decades of bloodshed and government officials mostly treading the water with street-level arrests, it is time to go after the bosses. Palermo's streets are soaked in blood as a war between the mafia and the state claims the life of criminals as well as the innocent. Two rivaling bosses are fighting for dominance while facing the now rising pressure of the law. In the eye of this storm is Saverio Barone, a young and ambitious provincial prosecutor who has the guts to stand up for what's right. When he dares to report his own boss, most of his colleagues disapprove. The chief of Palermo's Antimafia Pool though takes notice and appoints him to his unit. Barone is uniquely equipped for the job, with a distinct set of skills that will make him go down in history as "The Hunter;" and thanks to a succession of brilliant hunches, spectacular raids and front-page arrests, three hundred Mafiosi will be taken into custody. This is the incredible and untold story of the "... Written by Beta Film GmbH

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The Hunter (Season One)
14 May 2021 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This Italian series tells of the war against the Cosa Nostra in the 1990s; in particular the hunt for Leoluca Bagarella, a senior Mafioso and his associates and a child they are believed to have kidnapped. Saverio Barone, a young prosecutor recently recruited to the Anti-Mafia squad, is among those leading the hunt; a hunt he becomes obsessed with. He is partnered with Carlo Mazza, a more experienced prosecutor. Over the course of the first series we see events from the perspective of these prosecutors; Bagarella and his associates, most notably his driver Tony.

I really enjoyed the first season of this series and hope the second becomes available here soon. The tone is understandably fairly bleak... anybody hoping for the fun of Sicily based crime drama 'Inspector Montalbano' will be sorely disappointed! The series doesn't shy away from showing Mafia crimes; there are some fairly gruelling scenes of torture and murder and as hunt for the boy drags on for months and years with him chained up and his chance of survival not that great there is a sense of bleakness. The opening of each episode reminds us that this is based on real events, but with details changed for dramatic purposes; this helps keep the viewer on edge, especially if like me you don't know how the real story ends. The cast does a really impressive job bringing their characters to life... not 'larger than life'; the Mafiosi are shown as fairly ordinary people who happen to be violent criminals rather than obviously evil villains, which explains why they aren't easily caught. Overall I'd certainly recommend this.

These comments are based on watching the series in Italian with English subtitles.


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14 March 2018 (Italy) See more »

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