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5.0 out of 5 stars Italy 1990 and Young Montalbano, 6 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Young Montalbano [DVD] (DVD)
Michele Riondino performs extremely well as a younger version of Salvo Montalbano than the one we are more accustomed to. Filmed in 2011 and set in 1990 this is before the days of mobile phones and the currency is still the lira.
These six mysteries are just under two hours long each and are well worth a watch where we can also see the younger versions of Mimi, Fazio and Catarella. We also see the first meeting of Salvo and Livia. Screening on BBC4 in autumn 2013, the episodes on this set are
-The First Inquiry
-New Year's Eve
-Back to the Roots
-Mortally Wounded
-Third Secret
-Seven Mondays.

The episodes feature Italian dialogue with English subtitles throughout.
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Initial post: 11 Mar 2013 14:43:32 GMT
P. Johnson says:
Good review, i'll watch it but i'm such a fan of the original series and Luca Zingaretti etc in the roles that I can see me being very sceptical. I'll give it a chance though.

Posted on 26 Mar 2013 06:33:57 GMT
From that review I will certainly watch (thanks), though I am also a fan of the original series. I can't find what to click on to see if it has subtitles in English.

Posted on 10 Jul 2013 22:34:42 BDT
If it works as well as the "Morse" spin-offs did (Lewis, Endeavour) it will be well worth watching, even if it doesn't star the divine Luca Zingaretti!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2013 11:52:01 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2013 11:52:30 BDT
Jane skellam says:
I agree!!

Posted on 22 Sep 2013 15:52:21 BDT
I thought that it would be very hard to compete with Luca as I thoroughly enjoyed his performance as Montalbanco and could not wait for the next episode each week, but I find that Michelle is just as exciting.

Posted on 10 Oct 2013 22:03:09 BDT
V. Scannella says:
I actually found this series (and it pains me to say it because I loved it) better than the Luca series - more atmospheric, more sicilian. The music is great and so is the direction and acting. I would thoroughly recommend it

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Nov 2013 09:30:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Nov 2013 09:32:05 GMT
I so agree. A devotee of Luca Zingaretti, I find these six episodes sensitive, full of Sicilian flavour and humour - and the characters are amazingly believable as the younger versions. Forget the physique. Just take a look at the character portrayed by Michele Riondino. You'll be hooked. Much as I love the new series of Montalbano, just started on TV, I hate to see them growing old. Here you'll see them young - and it's a pleasure.

Posted on 20 Feb 2014 13:23:36 GMT
Sydentom says:
The thing I would like to know most of all is this: Does this have the option to switch English subtitle on and off? I would like to use it to improve my Italian.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2015 17:22:12 BDT
GenRen says:
I too would like to do the same as I am trying to learn Italian and love the Montalbano series. So what better! Does anyone know if it is possible to switch of subtitles?
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