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Romanzo criminale

TV series of 22 episodes (2008-2010). Adaptation of the popular novel ‘Crime Novel’. Chronicles the rise and fall of the Magliana gang, formed by a group of young offenders who dominated the drug trade in Rome at the end of the 70s, reaching establish connections with the Mafia, the Italian secret services and even the Vatican. Read More »

Gomorra

Gomorra

Gomorra, TV Series (2014-Present). Adaptation of the book by Roberto Saviano about the Neapolitan Camorra. The protagonists are the clan Savastano, which imposes its law in Secondigliano. The dreaded “capo”, Don Pietro Savastano (Cerlino) is married to the relentless Imma (Maria Pia Calzone) and has a son of 20 years (Esposito), but is too young and weak to succeed his ... Read More »

Caesar Must Die

The performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar comes to an end and the performers are rewarded with rapturous applause. The lights go out; the actors leave the stage and return to their cells. They are all inmates of the Roman maximum security prison Rebibbia. One of them comments: ‘Ever since I discovered art this cell has truly become a prison’. Filmmakers ... Read More »

The Great Beauty

The story of an aging journalist who bitterly recollects his passionate, lost youth. A portrait of today’s Rome. Journalist Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo, ‘Il divo’ and ‘Gomorrah’) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s ... Read More »

The Best Offer

Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush) is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged and Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to ... Read More »