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The Wings of the Sphynx

Inspector Montalbano, Series 2 Episode 6 of 12

The naked body of a young woman is discovered on a beach near Vigata. The girl was shot in the face, her identity is unknown and the only clue police have to go on is a butterfly tattoo on her shoulder. Montalbano sets to work trying to establish the girl's identity and investigates possible links between the murder victim and a local charity with connections to the church. Meanwhile, his relationship with Livia continues to suffer as a result of his poor work/life balance.

In Italian with English subtitles.

Release date:

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Sat 13 Dec 2014 21:00


Role Contributor
Salvo MontalbanoLuca Zingaretti
AugelloCesare Bocci
FazioPeppino Mazzotta
CatarellaAngelo Russo
IngridIsabell Sollman
Nicolo ZitoRoberto Nobile
GalluzzoDavide Lo Verde
PasquanoMarcello Perracchio
Costantino MorabitoGiorgio Bongiovanni
Padre PinnaMaurizio Donadoni
WriterFrancesco Bruni
WriterAndrea Camilleri
WriterSalvatore de Mola
DirectorAlberto Sironi

Young Montalbano Michele Riondino: 'Changing the face of the detective was almost blasphemy to some'

TV blog: Playing the inspector

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