Romanzo Criminale (Crime Novel)

A FILM BY Michele Placido

The universal nature of crime -- and its dark appeal -- is driven home with bullets and bravado.
-Peter Howell,TORONTO STAR
Exciting, impressively directed gangster epic with superb performances and a soundtrack ripped straight from Scorseses iTunes.
-Matthew Turner,VIEWLONDON
A rowdy, rollicking throwback... heaps of fun.
-Aaron Hillis,PREMIERE MAGAZINE

Synopsis

Rome, 1960’s. Three young criminals, Lebanese (Pierfrancesco Favino), Ice (Kim Rossi Stuart) and Dandy (Claudio Santamaria), with the help of a makeshift gang of thugs, including Black (Riccardo Scamarcio), an extremist who thinks he’s the last samurai, kidnap and brutally kill a rich proprietor. With the ransom money in hand, they decide to invest it, together, in the heroine business. It’s the birth of a smart and ruthless organization, which crushes all its rivals, assumes total control of the drug trade, and imposes its brutal criminal rule on Rome. Interspersed with incidents from Italy's turbulent social history 'Crime Novel' exposes links between career criminals, terrorists and corrupt politicians.

Release Date

Friday, June 29, 2007
Original Languages: Italian
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 152 min.
Year: 2005

CREDITS

CAST
Kim Rossi Stuart
Anna Mouglalis
Claudio Santamaria
Pierfrancesco Favino
DIRECTED BY
Michele Placido

PHOTOS

A Scene from Romanzo Criminale.
Kim Rossi Stuart as Freddo.
Kim Rossi Stuart as Freddo
Stefano Accorsi as Scialoja.
A Scene from Romanzo Criminale.
Ricardo Scamarcio as Nero.
Kim Rossi Stuart as Freddo (Left), Ricardo Scamarcio as Nero (Centre) and Pierfrancesco Favino as Lebanese (Right).
The cast of Romanzo Criminale
A Scene from Romanzo Criminale.
Pierfrancesco Favino as Lebanese (Left), and Kim Rossi Stuart as Freddo (Right).
Francesco Venditti as Buffalo.
Kim Rossi Stuart as Freddo (Left), Anna Mouglalis as Patrizia (Centre), Claudio Santamaria as Dandi (Centre), and Pierfrancesco Favino as Lebanese (Right).
Ricardo Scamarcio as Nero (Left), Pierfrancesco Favino as Libanese (Centre) and Kim Rossi Stuart as Freddo (Right).
Anna Mouglalis as Patrizia (Left) and Claudio Santamaria as Dandi (Right). Photo by Philippe Antonello.
Pierfrancesco Favino as Lebanese.
Jasmine Trinca (Left), Kim Rossi Stuart (Centre) and Michele Placido Director (Right).
Jasmine Trinca as Roberta (Left), and Kim Rossi Stuart as Freddo (Centre).
Anna Mouglalis as Patrizia.
Pierfrancesco Favino as Lebanese.
Stefano Accorsi as Scialoja (Left) and Anna Mouglalis as Patrizia (Right). Photo by Philippe Antonello
A Scene from Romanzo Criminale.
Ricardo Scamarcio as Nero.
Anna Mouglalis as Patrizia.