A criminal known as 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 ... See full summary »
Riccardo De Filippis,
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Marco Tullio Giordana
Luigi Lo Cascio,
Luigi Maria Burruano,
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Anna, a photojournalist, travels to Bangkok to pursue her investigations for a news story on the traffic in human beings being carried on by the triads. There she herself is kidnapped by ... See full summary »
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
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 »
The extended version of the movie features two new sequences, including some archival footage with Silvio Berlusconi. The scene is omitted in the version aired by Italian network Canale 5, owned by Berlusconi. See more »
By chance I stumbled on a DVD copy of this film and have just finished watching it - all 150 minutes of it. The 2.5 hrs went by fast as I was absorbed by the story and the characters in it. Acting by the several actors was good, although I know none of them. Directing was smooth. The only things missing was my understanding of the political backdrop in Italy in the 70's. This knowledge would have enabled to understanding the plot better.
On the other hand, my ignorance of the director, the actors, and the backdrop time period gives me total objectivity - I watched it strictly for a cinematic experience. And I was not disappointed.
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