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Unauthorised Investigation

Inspector De Luca Episode 1 of 4

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. The local chief of police, terrified that the news may become public, attempts to draw the matter to a swift close by charging the woman's pimp with her murder, and earns praise from Il Duce in the process.

But Inspector De Luca, unconvinced that the case has been solved, continues to secretly investigate on his own. Set against the backdrop of sophisticated hotels and exclusive beach resorts in what was once considered to be the 'summer capital' of fascism, De Luca's investigation soon starts to involve aspiring politicians, high-ranking state functionaries, seductive countesses, anti-fascist journalists and some of Mussolini's own bodyguards.

In Italian with English subtitles.

Release date:

1 hour, 50 minutes

Last on

Sat 22 Mar 2014 21:00

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Role Contributor
Inspector De LucaAlessandro Preziosi
Roberto RassettoRolando Ravello
Leopoldo PuglieseCorrado Fortuna
Laura UtimpergerrKasia Smutniak
TarantiniBruno Armando
DannunzioKen Duken
SilvestriRichard Sammel
DirectorAntonio Frazzi
WriterFrancesco Bruni
WriterAndrea Frazzi
WriterAntonio Frazzi
WriterMaura Nuccetelli
WriterLaura Paolucci
WriterCarlo Lucarelli

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