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Crime novel (Romanzo criminale) - Kim Rossi Stuart, Anna Mouglalis, Pier Francesco Favino, Michele Placido

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Combining a gritty feel for the tense loyalties of underworld alliances with a flair for period detail, Michele Placido's absorbing gangster epic Crime novel (Romanzo criminale), based on Giancarlo De Cataldo's novel of the same name, rides full steam through Italy's years of terrorism, and offers a gangster's-eye view of recent Italian history that represents the flip side of The best of youth, a film that was not coincidentally also scripted by screenwriters Stefano Rulli and Sandro Petraglia.

A criminal known as The Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership take place over 25 years, from the 1970s into the 90s, and are inseparably intertwined with the dark history of modern Italy: terrorism, kidnappings and corruption at the highest levels of government. Throughout these years Police Lieutenant Scialoia (Stefano Accorsi) sticks to the gang's trail, trying to bring them to justice.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film crime Italy Italian gangster underworld police terror corruption Rome kidnapping drugs

Persons of interest

  • Kim Rossi Stuart .... Il Freddo
  • Anna Mouglalis .... Patrizia
  • Pierfrancesco Favino .... Il Libanese
  • Claudio Santamaria .... Dandi
  • Stefano Accorsi .... Commisser Scialoia
  • Riccardo Scamarcio .... Il Nero
  • Jasmine Trinca .... Roberta
  • Toni Bertorelli .... La Voce
  • Luigi Angelillo .... Zio Carlo
  • Roberto Brunetti .... Aldo Buffoni
  • Giorgio Careccia .... Fierolocchio
  • Leslie Csuth .... Dany
  • Antonello Fassari .... Ciro Buffoni
  • Elio Germano .... Il Sorcio
  • Roberto Infascelli .... Gigio
  • Franco Interlenghi .... Barone Rosellini
  • Daniele Miglio .... Scrocchiazeppi
  • Donato Placido .... Colussi
  • Michele Placido .... Il Freddo's father
  • Massimo Popolizio .... Il Terribile
  • Giorgio Sgobbi .... Vasta
  • Gianmarco Tognazzi .... Carenza
  • Francesco Venditti .... Bufalo
  • Giancarlo De Cataldo .... Author
  • Giancarlo De Cataldo .... Screenwriter
  • Sandro Petraglia .... Screenwriter
  • Michele Placido .... Screenwriter
  • Stefano Rulli .... Screenwriter
  • Michele Placido .... Director

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  • Awards and film festivals:
    • Australian Italian Film Festival 2006: Screening
    • Berlin International Film Festival 2006: Nominated: Golden Berlin Bear: (Michele Placido)
    • David di Donatello Awards 2006: Won: Best Cinematography (Luca Bigazzi), Best Costume Design (Nicoletta Taranta), Best Editing (Esmeralda Calabria), Best Production Design (Paola Comencini), Best Screenplay (Stefano Rulli, Sandro Petraglia, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Michele Placido), Best Supporting Actor (Pierfrancesco Favino), Best Visual Effects, David of the Youth (Michele Placido); Nominated: Best Actor (Kim Rossi Stuart), Best Director (Michele Placido), Best Film (Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz, Michele Placido), Best Music (Paolo Buonvino), Best Producer (Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz), Best Sound (Mario Iaquone)
    • Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2006: Won: Silver Ribbon: Best Actor (Claudio Santamaria, Pierfrancesco Favino, Kim Rossi Stuart), Best Director (Michele Placido), Best Editing (Esmeralda Calabria), Best Producer (Riccardo Tozzi, Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini), Best Sound (Mario Iaquone); Nominated: Silver Ribbon: Best Cinematography (Luca Bigazzi), Best Costume Design (Nicoletta Taranta), Best Production Design (Paola Comencini), Best Screenplay (Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Michele Placido), Best Supporting Actor (Gianmarco Tognazzi)
  • NB: Italian language dialogue with English language subtitles
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Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Woo hoo! Everybody dies! At last, a movie that's just like real life!

Gotta love those wogs.

Meanwhile, Crime novel (Romanzo criminale) is a kissing cousin of Reservoir dogs with lots of hitting, killing, bleeding, shooting, drug dealing, revenge and rooting (I told you this was made by Italians). It also has a close relationship with Scarface as a perfect example of how it all went right and then it all went wrong. I guess that crime just doesn't pay.

The crime, Italy movie Crime novel (Romanzo criminale) is directed by Michele Placido and stars Kim Rossi Stuart, Anna Mouglalis, Pier Francesco Favino.

Government security censorship classification

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Surveillance time

152 minutes (2:32 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 26 October 2006

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