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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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Latest DVD releases

The first season of the 2008 Italian TV mini series Romanzo criminale – an alternate version of the excellent film made by Michele Placido in 2005 – has been released on DVD in Italy.  This is supposed to be pretty … Continue reading

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Romanzo criminale… the series

Airing on TV soon is Romanzo criminale, the series, based on Michele Placido’s excellent film of the same name. One of the directors, by the way, is Stefano Sollima, Sergio Sollima’s kid!

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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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