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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Pierfrancesco Favino
Sandro Petraglia
Anna Mouglalis
Stefano Accorsi
Directors
Michele Placido
Screenwriters
Giancarlo De Cataldo
Michele Placido
Stefano Rulli
Running Time
153 minutes

Romanzo Criminale
Criminal gangs in 1970s Rome.


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Romanzo Criminale

Plot
Three street criminals, friends from childhood, decide to take over the drugs trade in 1970s Rome. While Italy reels under terrorist attacks, one compromised cop wheedles his way closer to the gang.


Verdict
With a main thrust and subplots that hurdle over several decades, it’s easy to dub this “the Italian GoodFellas”. An ambitious, bloody and engrossing work.


Reviewed by Alan Morrison

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