Arrivederci amore, ciao (2006), which is sometimes known as The Goodbye Kiss, is a hard boiled noir directed by Michele Soavi
The Lookout, aka Le guetteur, a Franco-Italian crime film directed by Michele Placido in 2012, is a throwback to the poliziotteschi of the 1970s
Nice to see the new year being welcomed in by a the relase of a bona-fide Italian crime movie, Michele Placido’s Vallanzasca – Gli angeli del male.
Michele Placido’s Il grande sogno, which I wrote about briefly when it was released, has just been released on DVD in Italy. And… it actually has English subs!
Here’s an excellent, classy, Italian crime thriller that takes its cues from City of God and The Godfather and also resembles another recent film, Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, in using a true story set in the criminal underworld to tell the history of a city through the seventies and eighties.