It is A new force is terrorising Rome - a mob of reckless, ultraviolent youths known as La Banda della Magliana. As the gang ruthlessly take control of Rome's heroin trade, they begin an inexorable rise to power. Banda della Magliana intend to own the streets of Rome - unless their internal struggles tear them apart. Based on Rome's modern gangland history, Romanzo Criminale fearlessly confronts Italy's Age of Lead: war on the streets and terrorism, kidnappings and corruption at the highest levels of government. Romanzo Criminale.
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Made into a hugely successful European television series, Romanzo Criminale tells the story of a man they call The Lebanese, a dangerous criminal with a single dream to conquer the underworld of Rome. Romanzo Criminale was first published in Italy by Einaudi in and has been translated into several languages, made into a film and into two TV series, which have been shown across Europe and in the UK on Sky Arts. TV series rights in US have been sold to Starz.
Giancarlo de Cataldo was born in Taranto and now lives in Rome. Download cover. It is A new force is terrorising Rome - a mob of reckless, ultraviolent youths known as La Banda della Magliana. As the gang ruthlessly take control of Rome's heroin trade, they begin an inexorable rise to power.
Banda della Magliana intend to own the streets of Rome - unless their internal struggles tear them apart. Based on Rome's modern gangland history, Romanzo Criminale fearlessly confronts Italy's Age of Lead: war on the streets and terrorism, kidnappings and corruption at the highest levels of government. More books by this author. ISBN: Back to top. Advanced Search. AUS NZ.
Romanzo criminale is an Italian novel written by the judge Giancarlo De Cataldo and inspired by the true story of the Banda della Magliana , a criminal gang which operated in Italy in Rome between the late s and mids. The novel, published by Einaudi , formed the basis for the movie of the same name directed by Michele Placido and for a TV series directed by Stefano Sollima. Romanzo Criminale shows the intricate relationship between criminality and the State in Italy at that time, with gangs fighting for the control of drug traffic, prostitution and gambling in the different quarters of Rome. The book traces the Italian story as seen by organised crime during the Years of Lead , beginning with Aldo Moro 's kidnapping.
Romanzo Criminale (novel)
No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A massive Italian bestseller, this epic saga of crime and retribution set against decades of Roman turmoil, has already been the object of a major movie and inspired a successful TV series but it's taken over a decade for it to reach English-reading shores and not a day too soon! Based on the rise and fall of a genuine gang who pulled the strings of crime, corruption and political machinations in Rome for countless years, this weighty novel has a grand sweep with a colourful cast of characters on both sides of the law and crime divide and brings a whole world to life with brio on a canvas which reminds one of the GODFATHER saga, albeit with somewhat more realism involved. Storytelling on a grand scale which established De Catado as the foremost modern Italian crime writer overnight. A must if you are into translated crime.
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