Detective Montalbano

Detective Montalbano

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DVD - 2010 | Italian
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Detective Salvo Montalbano solves crimes in Vigata with his always loyal and sometimes effective police squad.

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Aug 09, 2015

Episode 1. The Snack Thief. Montalbano investigates the murder of a local businessman called Lapecora. Lapecora's widow suspects that he was killed by his lover Karima, a young Tunisian woman who mysteriously disappeared on the day of the murder. After succeeding in tracking down Karima's five-year-old son Francois, Montalbano realises that the case might be linked to that of a Tunisian man, also killed in mysterious circumstances on the same day that Lapecora died. Meanwhile, Montalbano's partner Livia, who has been entrusted with looking after Francois, becomes very attached to the young orphaned boy.
Episode 2. The Voice of the Violin. The naked dead body of a young woman is found in a villa outside Vigata. Montalbano discovers that she had recently bought the villa and was in the process of restoring it using her wealthy husband's money. When the case is taken from Montalbano and given to rival inspector Panzacchi from nearby Montelusa, Panzacchi draws some easy conclusions and the investigation risks going badly off course. Will a proud Montalbano stick his neck out to regain control of the case or will he allow his incompetent colleagues to pin the murder on the wrong suspect?

Episode 3. The Shape of Water. Mr Luparello, a renowned local engineer and leading political figure, is found dead in a car at a notorious prostitution spot on the outskirts of Vigata. The coroner rules that he died of a heart attack following an amorous encounter. Fending off pressure from prominent ecclesiastical figures who wish to keep the case under wraps and navigating the intricacies of local party politics, Montalbano goes about making sense of the available evidence, including the incongruous discovery of an expensive necklace found at the site of the murder.

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Spock1968
Jul 28, 2015

The author of the book is an excellent writer. The movie (the first three in the series are in this disc package) is an excellent adaptation. Interesting depiction of police procedures, Italian government, and the changing society of Italy without the use of stereotypes. Interesting depiction of the interaction between Sicily (Italy) and North African people in the first movie in the set. (Note: It is in Italian with subtitles.)

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RonMiller
Dec 20, 2014

I've watched this series in no particular order for many months now and despite occasional difficulty keeping up with the rapid-fire Sicilian-Italian it's wonderful to follow. I intend to watch the whole series in the library's collection since it's somewhat hard to find the discs anywhere else and if you buy the DVD version it'll cost you a bundle. Amazon and Netflix have some of them. MHZ is the distributor if you want to pay list price.

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wongsokguan
Feb 10, 2013

Thoughtful and meticious detective solves crimes. He is a gentleman in the best sense of the word.

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Dec 20, 2014

RonMiller thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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