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Inspector De Luca

  • 2014
  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Between 1938 and 1948, from the height of Italy's Fascist regime to the end of the tumultuous post-war period, Chief Detective De Luca investigates and solves crimes in the City of Bologna and along the Adriatic coast.

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Episode 3: The Damned Season

Summary

June 1945. The Second World War has been over for a few months, and as a police officer under the former fascist regime, De Luca reluctantly finds himself on the wrong side of the law. A violent incident at a road block gives him the opportunity to go on the run, but he is soon recognised by an officer of the partisan police, who ropes him into investigating the murder of a local peasant. Italian detective drama, starring Alessandro Preziosi.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

If this Italian import got off to a mediocre start, it has picked up and this third film, based on Carlo Lucarelli’s book The Damned Season, is the most engrossing so far. It’s June 1945, the war in Europe is finally over but Italy is in turmoil. Partisans are rounding up Fascists, and De Luca, unjustly seen as a collaborator, is on the run and trying to keep a low profile.

Posing as an engineer, Giovanni Morandi, he makes friends and enemies in the Apennine town of Sant’Alberta and is obliged to solve a double murder. The case is less interesting than the local colour and period detail, as we watch a proud society picking up the pieces and subsisting on cat stew, cigarettes and, of course, vino.

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Credits

Cast

rolename
De LucaAlessandro Preziosi
Leopoldo PuglieseCorrado Fortuna
Roberto RassettoRolando Ravello
ValeriaRaffaella Rea
Guido LeonardiStefano Pesce
FrancescaAna Caterina Morariu
CarneraMassimo Venturiello

Crew

rolename
WriterFrancesco Bruni
WriterAndrea Frazzi
WriterAntonio Frazzi
WriterCarlo Lucarelli
WriterFrancesco Cenni
WriterMichele Pellegrini
WriterLuca Persiani

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  • Summary

    June 1945. The Second World War has been over for a few months, and as a police officer under the former fascist regime, De Luca reluctantly finds himself on the wrong side of the law. A violent incident at a road block gives him the opportunity to go on the run, but he is soon recognised by an officer of the partisan police, who ropes him into investigating the murder of a local peasant. Italian detective drama, starring Alessandro Preziosi.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    If this Italian import got off to a mediocre start, it has picked up and this third film, based on Carlo Lucarelli’s book The Damned Season, is the most engrossing so far. It’s June 1945, the war in Europe is finally over but Italy is in turmoil. Partisans are rounding up Fascists, and De Luca, unjustly seen as a collaborator, is on the run and trying to keep a low profile.

    Posing as an engineer, Giovanni Morandi, he makes friends and enemies in the Apennine town of Sant’Alberta and is obliged to solve a double murder. The case is less interesting than the local colour and period detail, as we watch a proud society picking up the pieces and subsisting on cat stew, cigarettes and, of course, vino.

    How to Watch

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    On demand

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    De LucaAlessandro Preziosi
    Leopoldo PuglieseCorrado Fortuna
    Roberto RassettoRolando Ravello
    ValeriaRaffaella Rea
    Guido LeonardiStefano Pesce
    FrancescaAna Caterina Morariu
    CarneraMassimo Venturiello

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterFrancesco Bruni
    WriterAndrea Frazzi
    WriterAntonio Frazzi
    WriterCarlo Lucarelli
    WriterFrancesco Cenni
    WriterMichele Pellegrini
    WriterLuca Persiani
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