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Italy celebrates season finale of Canneseries-winner “Cacciatore - The Hunter” with rating success


Apr 20 2018

Munich, 20 April 2018. Loyal fans all across Italy have celebrated the season finale of Cacciatore – The Hunter on RAI 2. The Canneseries winner (Best Performance) steadily increased its share throughout the last two episodes, reaching up to twelve percent of viewers in its peak against a strong football night in Italy. Overall, the twelve-hour mafia story, based on true events, had been very well received in Italy, considerably increasing the average market share of RAI 2 with a solid 7.5 % share and close to two million viewers per airing, coupled with strong online figures.

Cacciatore – The Hunter had celebrated its international premiere one week ago at the prestigious and sold-out Grand Auditorium in Cannes, where it was honored with the Best Performance Award for lead actor Francesco Montanari (“Romanzo Criminale”). The second season of the show is in advanced script stage with tentative plans to shoot next year.

Palermo, 1993. After decades of bloodshed and government officials mostly treading the water with street-level arrests, it is time to go after the bosses. Palermo's streets are soaked in blood as a war between two mafia clans claims the life of criminals as well as the innocent. Two rivalling bosses are fighting for dominance while facing the now rising pressure of the law. In the eye of this storm is Saverio Barone, a young and ambitious provincial prosecutor who has the guts to stand up for what's right. When he dares to report his own boss, most of his colleagues disapprove. The chief of Palermo's Antimafia Pool though takes notice and appoints him to his unit. Barone is uniquely equipped for the job, with a distinct set of skills that will make him go down in history as “The Hunter;” and thanks to a succession of brilliant hunches, spectacular raids and front-page arrests, three hundred Mafiosi will be taken into custody. This is the incredible and untold story of the “hunting season” of the 1990s.

Cacciatore - The Hunter is produced by Cross Productions and Beta Film in collaboration with Rai Fiction.

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