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UK: Icon Film Distribution
Cast: Kim Rossi Stuart, Anna Mouglalis, Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudio Santamaria, Stefano Accorsi, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jasmine Trinca, Toni Bertorelli, Luigi Angelillo, Roberto Brunetti, Antonello Fassari, Giorgio Careccia, Leslie Csuth, Elio Germano, Roberto Infascelli, Franco Interlenghi, Daniele Miglio, Donato Placido, Massimo Popolizio, Giorgio Sgobbi, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Francesco Venditti, Michele Placido
Director: Michele Placido
Countries: Italy / France / UK
Language: Italian (English subtitles)
UK: 152 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence, sex, drug use and language
UK Release Date: 3 November 2006
Set in Rome, Italy in the 1960s three young criminals - Lebanese (Pierfrancesco Favino), Ice (Kim Rossi Stuart) and Dandy (Claudio Santamaria) - decide to take a step up from the streets of Rome into the world of organized crime.
It's the beginning of a smart but totally ruthless organization which soon crushes all its rivals assuming total control of the drugs trade, whilst imposing brutal criminal laws on Rome. Their progress and changes in leadership take place over twenty-five years, from the 1970s into the '90s, and are inseparably intertwined with the dark history of modern Italy: terrorism, kidnappings and corruption at the highest levels of government.
As the three friends head to the end of an era where all vendettas are executed and scores are settled only one question remains, who will be left standing...
From award winning actor/director Michele Placido (A JOURNEY CALLED LOVE) adapted from Giancarlo De Cataldo's best selling novel Romanzo Crminale, an epic tale of friendship, love and betrayal in the world of organized crime. Set in one of Italy's most controversial and violent periods during the 70s and 80s when corruption was rife in Italy's institutions and gangsters terrorized and influenced most levels of society, the film is based on the true story of three childhood friends whoset out to conquer the streets of Rome.