Tag Archives: Michele Placido

The Lookout (aka Le guetteur)

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 Continue reading

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Vallanzasca – Gli angeli del male

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. Continue reading

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Il grande sogno

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! Continue reading

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Il grande sogno

New out this week, Il grande sogno, the new film from Michele Placido, whose Romanzo criminale was one of the better Italo-crime films of recent years.  This sounds like a slightly less interesting production, being another in the line of … Continue reading

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Romanzo criminale

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. Continue reading

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