Romanzo criminale



A criminal known as The Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership (The Lebanese is followed by his cohorts Freddo and Dandy) take place over twenty-five years, from the 197(Ts into the '90's, and are inseparably intertwined with the dark history of modern Italy: terrorism, kidnappings and corruption at the highest levels of government. Throughout these years Police Lieutenant Scialoia sticks to the gang's trail, trying both to bring them to justice and to win the heart of Dandy's girlfriend Patrizja.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Michèle Placido

Written by: Stefano Rulli, Stefano Rulli, Giancarlo de Cataldo, Michèle Placido

Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi

Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino (Libano / Lebanese), Claudio Santamaria (Dandy), Kim Rossi Stuart (Freddo / Ice)

Nominations and Awards

  • People's Choice Award 2006
  • Feature Film Selection 2006