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Romanzo criminale

Romanzo criminale

A Feature film by Michele Placido

Release in France : 22/03/2006

    Synopsis

    Rome in the seventies – the Red Brigades rule. But another gang is going to stake its claim. A gang of petty criminals slowly imposes the reign of their law on the Italian capital. They’re a group of three: Lebanese, Ice, and Dandy. The kidnapping of a wealthy, bourgeois man gets them started. The ransom money is invested in heroin trafficking. Allied with the Mafia, the gang quickly takes total control of the drug business and earns, in exchange for a few services, the protection of civil servents assigned to carry out the state’s dirty work. Focused on the struggle against terrorism, the forces of law and order underestimate the criminal capacities of these young gangsters. The only vaguely lucid cop is Captain Scialoia, who counts on his ambiguous relationship with Patrizia, Dandy’s prostitute girlfriend, to bring the gang down. His troubles are far from over. But so are the gang’s. After glory, decline awaits.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Babe Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

    Foreign production company :

    Cattleya

    French distribution :

    Warner Bros. (France)

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    Photos (4)

    Full credits (9)

    Author of original work :

    Giancarlo Cataldo (de)

    Director of Photography :

    Luca Bigazzi

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Carole Chomand

    Production Designer :

    Paola Comencini

    Costume designer :

    Nicoletta Taranta

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy, Great Britain

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (France, Italy, Great Britain)

    Production year :

    2005

    French release :

    22/03/2006

    Runtime :

    2 h 28 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    111.747

    Visa issue date :

    28/02/2006

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    Under 12