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Romanzo Criminale

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 05- 16 22:01 (updated on 2010- 05- 16 22:01)
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Romanzo Criminale (Crime Novel) is an Italian-language film released in 2005, directed by Michele Placido, a criminal drama, it was highly acclaimed and won 15 awards. It is based on Giancarlo De Cataldo's 2002 novel, which is in turn inspired by the Banda della Magliana true story. The Magliana gang was one of the most powerful Italian criminal associations, dominating Rome's drug, gambling and other kinds of crime activities from the early 1970s to 1992 (death of Enrico De Pedis). The gang's affiliates start their career kidnapping rich people, drug dealing (hashish, cocaine, heroin, etc.) from the 70s they started working with the Italian secret service, fascists, terrorists, the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, Camorra and many more. Some gang members are still alive, as inmates of an Italian prison, or justice collaborators (Massimo Carminati, Maurizio Abbatino).

Highly recommended.