|Original title:||Romanzo Criminale|
|Format:||22 x one hour, HD|
|Directed by:||Stefano Sollima (ROMANZO CRIMINALE)|
|Produced by:||Produced by Cattleya and Sky in association with RTI|
Romanzo CriminaleRome in the late 70s. Gut-wrenching times in a city that fosters crime and brutality, yet whose underworld is a patchwork of petty gangs and small-time crooks. One man dreams of rising to the top of the pack. With enough money, men and weapons, he will become Rome's King of Crime.
Rome in the late 70s. Political murders, spectacular bombings, high-profile kidnappings. Gut-wrenching times in a city that fosters crime and brutality, yet whose underworld is a patchwork of petty gangs and small-time crooks. One man dreams of rising to the top of the pack. With enough money, men and weapons, he will become Rome's King of Crime. "The Lebanese" is what he calls himself, and his ambition is boundless.When he meets the cool, sharp-minded gang leader "Ice," the two gangs join forces. Their reign of terror can begin!
But there's one organ of the State that is actively fighting the Lebanese and his gang: the young, idealistic police inspector Nicola Scialoja. He's been after the gang ever since the kidnapping of a wealthy nobleman that ended in a bloody fiasco. To learn more about the gang, he cozies up to call girl Patrizia, a ravishing beauty who's the mistress of the Lebanese's right-hand man Dandi. But the cop falls for her and soon begins to wonder whether he's fighting the gang for the sake of justice - or for his own sake...
As paranoia takes hold of the Lebanese, and disagreements can't be resolved without bullets or knives, the fall from grace of Rome's leading gang is only a matter of time. An epic ballad of shattered friendships, boundless criminal energy and unfulfillable dreams of power hurtles towards its harrowing coda...