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Romanzo criminale (2005)

Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome.

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Il Dandi
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Ciro Buffoni
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Carenza (as Gian Marco Tognazzi)
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Storyline

Italy, the 1970s, in the grip of molded politics, corruption and the mafia. A small circle of friends grows up in Rome and decides to use their skills and connections with organized crime and specialists to carve out their own share. Thus Il Freddo, Libano and Il Dandi builds up a rogue crime empire. Commissario Scialoja however gives chase, successfully once he can play on the breakdown of their loyalty, especially from Patrizia 'Cinzia'. Written by KGF Vissers

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€818,418 (Italy), 30 September 2005, Limited Release
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Director Michele Placido wanted Paz Vega to play Patrizia but she could not take on the role because of scheduling conflicts. Anna Mouglalis was cast instead. See more »

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The section of Bologna Central Station that is shown when the bomb explodes is the wrong part of the building. The waiting room, where the real bomb exploded is on the left side of the main entrance, this is actually part of the ticket hall which remained mostly undamaged during the explosion. See more »


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I just fell in completely and got absorbed by the rhythm and the story. I felt the movie was a whole, the music, the way the scenes were put together gave it pace and you couldn't stay outside. Also it made me want to know more about that time and I don't think I fell for the movie simply because of a couple a cute bad guys (though I must admit that the cast is really cute).I don't buy what others said about being persuaded that these guys were nicer than they really were I'm talking about the movie as a work of fiction.The actors were really convincing and the violence shown in the movie was measured there were no unnecessary violent scenes.


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