Sunday, October 5, 2014
9the Potter's Field0
When a body is found cut into pieces and wrapped in a plastic bag, all signs point to an old-fashioned Mafia-style execution. Why is Detective Montalbano's trusted colleague Mimi Augello suddenly behaving erratically, and insisting on handling the case alone? Could Mimi somehow be involved in the murder? An old friendship is tested as Montalbano tries to help Mimi out of a dangerous situation. Directed by Alberto Sironi, 2011. In Italian with English subtitles.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Dance of the Seagull
Detective Montalbano's trusted deputy Fazio is missing. He's not at home, his phone is switched off and he missed a meeting with his own father. At first convinced there's a simple explanation, things turn grim as Montalbano stumbles across the ominous signs of a shoot-out, then become frantic when an informer reports having seen Fazio captured by two criminals, who were planning to throw him down a dried well. Montalbano's search for his friend intensifies, and he's determined to find him alive at all costs. Directed by Alberto Sironi, 2011. In Italian with English subtitles.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
The Treasure Hunt
A hyper-religious elderly couple barricade themselves inside their home and begin shooting from their balcony for no apparent reason. When a camera crew captures the police entering the house and apprehending the duo, Detective Montalbano and his team become overnight heroes. The publicity brings out the kooks, however, and a disturbed maniac begins a macabre treasure hunt, sending Montalbano strange riddles linked to the kidnapping and murder of a young girl. Can Montalbano sort out the insanity before it's too late? Directed by Alberto Sironi, 2011. In Italian with English subtitles.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
A series of robberies take place within a singular group of Vigata' s elite. One of the victims is Angelica, a young, magnetic bank manager. Montalbano is bowled over by her; she reminds him of the heroine of Aristo's "Orlando Furioso" - and not just because of her name. He falls to her feet like a schoolboy and tries his best in fighting a difficult battle to resist her. As the investigation continues, he realizes that the robberies are only a cover for something completely different; much more serious and tragic at the same time... Directed by Alberto Sironi, 2013.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Somebody's trying to confuse Detective Montalbano: a strange villa, a love story right out of Shakespeare, some mysterious explosions and a couple of dead bodies complicate the question of what is real and what isn't. It's a tour de force and the game of mirrors culminates in a warning to Montalbano himself. One thing's certain: behind this strange case lurks something much larger and the detective has to find out what it is. As the investigation gets increasingly difficult, things start to slip out of Montalbano's control... Directed by Alberto Sironi, 2013.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
A Voice in the Night
When a theft occurs at a supermarket controlled by a powerful Mafia family, Detective Montalbano finds himself having to trap the guilty using unconventional methods. He knows the Mafia inspires fear, especially when it's allied with politics. So to catch the perpetrator he does something he's never done before. His rationale - when one's adversaries aren't following the rules, you're authorized to break them yourself. In the end what counts is just solving the case, which works - at least until the next homicide... Directed by Alberto Sironi, 2013.