Detective Montalbano

Detective Montalbano

Episodes 1-3 Il Commissario Montalbano

DVD - 2010 | Italian
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Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation... it's all in a day's work for Detective Salvo Montalbano. With his always loyal and sometimes effective police squad, he solves crimes in the town of Vigata, crossing paths with Mafia dons, priests, housewives, liars and saints. All the while he confronts his personal demons, which war against his professional ideals, his commitment to his beautiful long-distance girlfriend and his constant flirtation with the ultimate temptress, Italian cuisine. Shot in the ancient, sunwashed Sicilian city of Ragusa, and the breathtaking surrounding countryside.


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Sep 18, 2019

I can't say enough good things about this show and can't understand how anyone could possibly dislike it, but to each his own I guess! Camilleri's books are works of art in the mystery genre, and his background in television assured that this series would be a successful adaptation. Make a dish of pasta, open a bottle of Nero d'Avola, and enjoy Montalbano and his likeable sidekicks.

May 06, 2017

A clever and funny Italian detective television series! Very enjoyable and beautiful locations all around Italy. A hit with my family!

Mar 25, 2017

The detective breaks my heart (joking) as he finally betrays his girlfriend by cheating with another woman (Angelica). Who, naturally, as the evil temptress, winds up in the hospital. I'll probably continue to watch this series, keeping in mind it depicts another culture--the constant bevy of beautiful women who throw themselves at Salvo is a very male Italian fantasy (no one seems to care about morals or AIDS, etc.)

Jul 28, 2016

Detective Montalbano solves his crimes in the town of Vigata. The scenery of the Sicilian city of Ragusa is beautiful and peaceful. I like all of his detective series.

Jul 09, 2016

One of my favorite detective stories. It has the Italian flavor, but it also has a real story in each one of the episodes, not the usual car chase criminal stories that are so prevalent now. Each episode is markedly different, and some of them tackle the Mafia, but the present problems that Italy is facing right now (the tremendous influx of people from North Africa by boat).

Jun 23, 2016

I like to watch all kinds of detective and mystery movies. Just by chance I found this DVD in the Millbrea Library . Commissario Montalbano had sense of humor and was clam in handling different cases, I begin to like this Italian detective series, also the film was taken in the peaceful and attractive Sicilian city of Ragusa.

May 11, 2016

An excellent detective series set in Italy! Intriguing stories, superb acting! The scenery is beautiful! And, there is humour!

May 08, 2016

Episode 7. The Sense of Touch After the demise of two blind men, an investigation focuses on how a charity is operating.
Episode 8. Montalbano's Croquettes
Two people are found dead in their car, leading to an investigation by Montalbano. This man loves to eat! :)
Episode 9. The Scent of the Night
An investor disappears with people's savings, leading Montalbano to investigate.

Feb 12, 2016

Absolute love this Italian detective series -- both the DVDs and the books. Andrea Camilleri is a wonderful, skillful writer and the actors' personalities are fun and there is often humor along with the danger. The architecture, town setting, Montalbano's home by the sea all make me want to pack a suitcase.

Aug 28, 2015

with English sub titles

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