Detective De Luca

Season 1
 (27)
7.4200816+
In Italian with English subtitles. Against the backdrop of Italy's political upheaval, Fascism and chaos during the tumultuous post-war period between 1938 and 1948, Detective De Luca investigates crime in the war-torn city of Bologna and along the Adriatic coast with little regard for those in power. The episodes are based on the best-selling crime novels by Carlo Lucarelli.
Starring
Alessandro PreziosiCorrado FortunaRolando Ravello
Genres
SuspenseInternational
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
Italiano

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  1. 1. An Unauthorized Investigation
    April 27 2008
    1 h 51 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Italiano
    In Italian with English subtitles. A call girl lies dead on the beach, right in front of the house where Mussolini is vacationing. When the case gets solved too easily, DeLuca follows his own lead and finds himself at the highest levels of il Duce's Fascist society.
  2. 2. Carte Blanche
    April 28 2008
    1 h 49 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Italiano
    In Italian with English subtitles. When a wealthy Fascist bachelor is found stabbed in his home, De Luca questions everyone involved in his life including bored socialite wives, young single groupies, the victim's peasant maid and personal friends of Mussolini.
  3. 3. Cloudy Summer
    May 4 2008
    1 h 50 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Italiano
    In Italian with English subtitles. Posing as rural partisans, De Luca and his fellow policeman get caught in a checkpoint skirmish. He stumbles into the village of Sant'Alberto, where a country policeman befriends him and enlists his help in solving a murder.
  4. 4. Via delle Oche
    May 11 2008
    1 h 39 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Italiano
    In Italian with English subtitles. De Luca gets transferred to Bologna, where he gets assigned to the brothel beat. It may be a form of punishment, but DeLuca uses the position to shed light on hidden malfeasance perpetrated by bureaucrats party officials.

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Directors
Antonio Frazzi
Supporting actors
Richard SammelBruno ArmandoStefano PesceRaffaella ReaKasia SmutniakNadja BobylevaAna Caterina Morariu
Producers
Raffaele ManzollinoCecilia CopeErica PellegriniGrazia Volpi
Season year
2008
Network
MHz Networks
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
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Kristine BrancoliniReviewed in the United States on September 25, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Outstanding Italian Historical Mystery Series
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I read the De Luca mysteries by Carlo Lucarelli and so I was thrilled to see that the TV series is available with English subtitles. These are very faithful adaptations of the books, which is exactly what I wanted. The pre-World War II and post-World War II historical elements are perfect and enrich the quality of the programs. My daughter lives in Bologna and it's hard to find books and films set there, although it's a beautiful and unique city. The entire series isn't set in Bologna but many of the scenes are filmed there. In one episode a wealthy woman has a painting on the wall by Morandi, Bologna's most famous contemporary artist. DeLuca is looking at the painting and the woman says in an off-hand way, "Yes, that's a Morandi." Perfect detail! Anyway, I love Carlo Lucarelli's work and I wish there were films of his contemporary mysteries, especially Almost Blue. The Detective De Luca series is flawless.
23 people found this helpful
richard leclercReviewed in the United States on April 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
grand ! elegant ! fun !
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the clothes ! the houses !
italy ! the interiors !
those eyes ! that jawline !
these mysteries are grand !
positively grand !
18 people found this helpful
RealDealReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved the show, wish there was more episodes.
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Excellent acting and script. They really show how politics get in the way of justice. Loved the backdrop of the post WW2 era. Gritty and honest.
vickyReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful look at 1939- late 1940's Italy
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Interesting series set in World War II and pits war Italy.
Good sets- excellent acting. Very realistic to time period.
Should be watched in order- don't skip around.
7 people found this helpful
MVSReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great detective mysteries
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Great detective mystery! Sooo Italian and was extremely disappointed when it ended. Wish there were more. Actually started learning Italian?!?!
5 people found this helpful
Douglas ConleyReviewed in the United States on April 11, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent series with wonderful recreation of Fascist Italy
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Excellent series with wonderful recreation of Fascist Italy. Doesn't have quite the humor of Nardone but makes up for it with believable story lines and some very wonderful portrayals of the less-than-respected police
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10 people found this helpful
cadeauxReviewed in the United States on February 24, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Worth it.
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Fun. Great pace. Characters intriguing. So far the only one Amazon hasn't gouged on price wise.
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DifferentNameReviewed in the United States on March 24, 2015
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Five Stars
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This is a super series; please let's have more like it!
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