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Inspector De Luca

Season 1
Between 1938 and 1948, from the height of Italy's Fascist regime to the end of the tumultuous post-war period, Chief Detective De Luca investigates and solves crimes in the City of Bologna and along the Adriatic coast.
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  1. 1. Unauthorized Investigation
    27 April 2008
    1 h 49 min
    Audio Languages
    At the seaside resort of Riccione in 1938 the body of a young prostitute is found on a beach, not far from Mussolini's holiday residence.
  2. 2. Carte Blanche
    28 April 2008
    1 h 46 min
    Audio Languages
    The second episode, takes place in 1945. Mussolini is still in power, but the Nazis have overcome the country and the Allies are quickly pushing in.
  3. 3. The Damned Season
    4 May 2008
    1 h 48 min
    Audio Languages
    It is 1946. With the Allies fast approaching, De Luca and his fellow policemen flee into the countryside. Posing as partisans, they get caught up in a checkpoint skirmish that ends in bloodshed.
  4. 4. Via Della Oche
    11 May 2008
    1 h 36 min
    Audio Languages
    The time frame moves to 1948. The war is over and Italy is preparing for its first elections since Mussolini. De Luca is assigned the lowly task of policing the notorious red light district.

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Martin ShawLee InglebySimon Hubbard
Cecilia CopeRaffaele ManzollinoErica PellegriniGrazia Volpi
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4.1 out of 5 stars

41 global ratings

  1. 58% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 7% of reviews have 1 stars
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Rick LightReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 September 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Stylish Police Procedural Set In Mussolini's Italy
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An honest cop trying to manoeuvre his way through murky times, is not an unusual premise, but this is done with so many stylish twists and populated by characters with less-than-obvious motives, that keeps one's attention to the end.
Biff BoffReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 May 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love it.
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An enjoyable 4 episode series. Very enjoyable.
William PittReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 April 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
a must watch
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an excellent series, deals with both the problem of being a policeman and dealing with the political problems of the time
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n c kennettReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 September 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Stick with it
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Not Montelbano, darker and set against fascism in Italy during wwii. Very enjoyable.
LulamaeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 August 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great storylines
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Good acting and complicated story lines set in a very interesting period in Italian (and European) history. It's as much about human and other forms of politics as policing. De Luca is always down at heel but never quite beaten.
KYWReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 May 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another great Italian detective programme
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With Inspector Montalbano not to be found on British TV I was missing my Italian detective programme. This is perfect. Set at the end of WWII it gives you a slice of history as well as sleuthing set in Italy! Whats not to like!!
Philip CooperReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 May 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gritty, atmospheric enthralling.
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As enchanting as the Inspector Montalbano series. Superb hero, strong story with authentic pre-war Italian setting.
HobbitophyleReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 February 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting and well made
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I enjoyed it. I learned more stuff about the end of fascist Italy and the storylines are not 1-dimensional stupidities.
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