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The Young Montalbano

  • 2016
  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Prequel series set in the early 1990s giving an insight into the private life and early crime-fighting career of the idiosyncratic Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano.

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Episode 2: Room Number 2

Summary

Salvo and Livia start to prepare for their wedding and Mimi' Auguello is especially eager to be picked as Salvo's wedding witness. Meanwhile, a fire at a local hotel, which resulted in a man's death, is suspected to have been caused by arson, while the police receive an anonymous letter warning of the impending murder of a married woman at the hands of her jealous husband. In Italian.

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This long, rambling episode is brightened by the repercussions from Salvo’s rash decision to ask Livia to marry him. He has to commit to twice-weekly meetings at the church and must field Mimi’s desperate efforts to become his witness (the Sicilian equivalent of best man).

This prequel series, set in the 90s, knocks the spots off the original version in terms of characterisation, atmosphere, music (every so often Palermo’s Olivia Sellerio soars on the soundtrack) and the persuasive romance between Salvo and Livia, surely one of TV’s most handsome couples.

The latest investigation begins when they’re sauntering on a beach at night and Livia spots the run-down Hotel Riviera ablaze. One guest has rushed back inside and pays with his life. Is this a case of arson for insurance purposes or could it somehow be linked to the local warring Mafia families?

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Credits

Cast

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Salvo MontalbanoMichele Riondino
Carmine FazioAndrea Tidona
CatarellaFabrizio Pizzuto
Mimi' AugelloAlessio Vassallo
Livia BurlandoSarah Felberbaum
Giuseppe FazioBeniamino Marcone
GalloMaurilio Leto
PaternoAlessandro Piazza

Crew

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DirectorGianluca Maria Tavarelli
WriterAndrea Camilleri
WriterFrancesco Bruni
WriterSalvatore De Mola

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  • Episode 2

    Room Number 2

    Summary

    Salvo and Livia start to prepare for their wedding and Mimi' Auguello is especially eager to be picked as Salvo's wedding witness. Meanwhile, a fire at a local hotel, which resulted in a man's death, is suspected to have been caused by arson, while the police receive an anonymous letter warning of the impending murder of a married woman at the hands of her jealous husband. In Italian.

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    This long, rambling episode is brightened by the repercussions from Salvo’s rash decision to ask Livia to marry him. He has to commit to twice-weekly meetings at the church and must field Mimi’s desperate efforts to become his witness (the Sicilian equivalent of best man).

    This prequel series, set in the 90s, knocks the spots off the original version in terms of characterisation, atmosphere, music (every so often Palermo’s Olivia Sellerio soars on the soundtrack) and the persuasive romance between Salvo and Livia, surely one of TV’s most handsome couples.

    The latest investigation begins when they’re sauntering on a beach at night and Livia spots the run-down Hotel Riviera ablaze. One guest has rushed back inside and pays with his life. Is this a case of arson for insurance purposes or could it somehow be linked to the local warring Mafia families?

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Salvo MontalbanoMichele Riondino
    Carmine FazioAndrea Tidona
    CatarellaFabrizio Pizzuto
    Mimi' AugelloAlessio Vassallo
    Livia BurlandoSarah Felberbaum
    Giuseppe FazioBeniamino Marcone
    GalloMaurilio Leto
    PaternoAlessandro Piazza

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorGianluca Maria Tavarelli
    WriterAndrea Camilleri
    WriterFrancesco Bruni
    WriterSalvatore De Mola
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