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Series cast summary:
Massimo Ghini ...  Antonio Lazzaro 6 episodes, 2004
Luisa Ranieri ...  Simona Colli 6 episodes, 2004
Gabriele Mainetti ...  Sebastiano Strada 6 episodes, 2004
Massimiliano Bruno Massimiliano Bruno ...  Claudio Melani 6 episodes, 2004
Chiara Conti Chiara Conti ...  Irene 6 episodes, 2004
Giuseppe Saccà ...  Emilio Cantore 6 episodes, 2004
Roberto De Francesco Roberto De Francesco ...  Don Luca 6 episodes, 2004
Marcello Mazzarella ...  Gabriele Olivieri 6 episodes, 2004
Lucia Sardo Lucia Sardo ...  Olivieri's mother 6 episodes, 2004
Marco Scarpetta Marco Scarpetta ...  Simona's Father 6 episodes, 2004
Massimo De Santis ...  Lettieri 6 episodes, 2004
Luca Angeletti Luca Angeletti ...  Palizzi 6 episodes, 2004
Giorgio Colangeli ...  Venario 6 episodes, 2004
Silvia Cohen Silvia Cohen 6 episodes, 2004
Stefano Calvagna 6 episodes, 2004
Gabriella Di Giacinto Gabriella Di Giacinto 6 episodes, 2004
Margherita Ghini Margherita Ghini ...  Valentina 6 episodes, 2004
Pietro De Silva Pietro De Silva 6 episodes, 2004
Paolo Lombardi Paolo Lombardi ...  Il preside 6 episodes, 2004
Patrizia Loreti Patrizia Loreti 6 episodes, 2004
Vittorio Viviani Vittorio Viviani ...  Colasanti 6 episodes, 2004
Raffaele Vannoli ...  Balocco 6 episodes, 2004
Mario Scarpetta Mario Scarpetta ...  Nunzio 6 episodes, 2004
Remo Remotti Remo Remotti 6 episodes, 2004
Michael Reale Michael Reale ...  Istruttore di tennis 6 episodes, 2004
Kassandra Voyagis ...  Anna Renzi 6 episodes, 2004
Riccardo Zinna Riccardo Zinna 6 episodes, 2004
Omero Antonutti ...  Malatesta 6 episodes, 2004
Stefano Abbati Stefano Abbati 6 episodes, 2004
Lucio Aiello Lucio Aiello 6 episodes, 2004
Lorenzo Alessandri Lorenzo Alessandri 6 episodes, 2004
Lucio Allocca Lucio Allocca 6 episodes, 2004
Domenico Amatucci Domenico Amatucci 6 episodes, 2004
Massimiliano Benvenuto Massimiliano Benvenuto 6 episodes, 2004
Roberto Brunetti Roberto Brunetti 6 episodes, 2004
Antonello Bucca Antonello Bucca 6 episodes, 2004
Fabio Camilli Fabio Camilli 6 episodes, 2004
Linda Cerabolini Linda Cerabolini 6 episodes, 2004
Gianna Coletti Gianna Coletti 6 episodes, 2004
Giorgio Coletti Giorgio Coletti 6 episodes, 2004
Pierluigi Corallo Pierluigi Corallo 6 episodes, 2004
Claudia Cortellesi Claudia Cortellesi 6 episodes, 2004
Fabrizio Cortellesi Fabrizio Cortellesi 6 episodes, 2004
Massimo De Lorenzo Massimo De Lorenzo 6 episodes, 2004
Giordano De Plano 6 episodes, 2004
Claudia Della Seta Claudia Della Seta 6 episodes, 2004
Franco Di Nardo Franco Di Nardo 6 episodes, 2004
Maria Cristina Di Nicola Maria Cristina Di Nicola 6 episodes, 2004
Pietro Fornaciari Pietro Fornaciari 6 episodes, 2004
Nino Fuscagni Nino Fuscagni 6 episodes, 2004
Giuseppe Gandini Giuseppe Gandini 6 episodes, 2004
Crescenza Guarnieri Crescenza Guarnieri 6 episodes, 2004
Michele La Ginestra Michele La Ginestra 6 episodes, 2004
Silvia Luzzi Silvia Luzzi 6 episodes, 2004
Nicola Macchitella Nicola Macchitella 6 episodes, 2004
John Malda John Malda 6 episodes, 2004
Piero Marsili-Libelli Piero Marsili-Libelli 6 episodes, 2004
Vilma Meschino Vilma Meschino 6 episodes, 2004
Maria Cristina Minerva Maria Cristina Minerva 6 episodes, 2004
Pier Luigi Misasi Pier Luigi Misasi 6 episodes, 2004
Edo Monaci-Toschi Edo Monaci-Toschi 6 episodes, 2004
Ana Caterina Morariu Ana Caterina Morariu 6 episodes, 2004
Patrizia Ocone Patrizia Ocone 6 episodes, 2004
Imma Piro Imma Piro 6 episodes, 2004
Flavio Pistilli Flavio Pistilli 6 episodes, 2004
Donato Placido Donato Placido 6 episodes, 2004
Marco Prosperini Marco Prosperini 6 episodes, 2004
Roberto Rietti Roberto Rietti 6 episodes, 2004
Antonio Rocco Antonio Rocco 6 episodes, 2004
Addolorata Romano Addolorata Romano 6 episodes, 2004
Maria Laura Rondanini Maria Laura Rondanini 6 episodes, 2004
Clotilde Sabatino Clotilde Sabatino 6 episodes, 2004
Paolo Setta Paolo Setta 6 episodes, 2004
Sergio Solli Sergio Solli 6 episodes, 2004
Antonella Stefanucci 6 episodes, 2004
Ennio Tozzi Ennio Tozzi 6 episodes, 2004
Maria Grazia Vidili Maria Grazia Vidili 6 episodes, 2004
Massimiliano Violante Massimiliano Violante 6 episodes, 2004
Paolo Zuccari Paolo Zuccari 6 episodes, 2004


A demented serial killer twists Dante's poetry into pure evil in this blockbuster Italian crime drama from the writer of the seminal Mafia series The Octopus (La Piovra). Chief Inspector Antonio Lazzaro returns from fighting the drug cartels of Latin America to take charge of the homicide squad. Complicating matters is a romantic relationship that's not quite over between him and fellow inspector Simona Colli. While keeping their relationship professional the couple, along with their crack investigative team, solve a series of murders that seem unrelated - until a pattern emerges. The murderer leaves cryptic clues from Dante's Divine Comedy at each crime scene. Veiled language from the medieval classic points to the next victim or the next crime location, luring the investigators ever deeper into a mystery, a trap and the mind of a killer. Lazzaro is soon racing against time to catch the maniacal killer whose ultimate target is Lazzaro himself. The ancient meets the modern as the ...

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11 December 2005 (USA) See more »

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Competent actors hampered by paint-by-numbers script/story
30 May 2008 | by bodomoSee all my reviews

This is a long miniseries (6 episodes of 90 min. each) for so little content.

In its general structure, a new case gets investigated and solved in each episode, while the same Dantesque super serial killer keeps getting closer and closer to our hero.

The actors are all right and, in particular, the women are gorgeous. But the script is so boring and uninspiring that no amount of acting talent can really save it. Pseudoerudite references to Dante's Divina Commedia litter the landscape, in a failed attempt to get close to successful works such as "The rule of four", "The Da Vinci code" and "The Dante club". Watching the characters' interactions in excruciating detail is like watching paint dry -- e.g., when an inspector asks a subordinate to perform some background task as part of an investigation, we see *every* unimportant word that passes between them, with no irrelevant details spared as the script struggles to fill the long available time.

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