Detective De Luca
Detective De Luca 
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Against the backdrop of Italy’s political upheaval, Fascism and chaos spanning the tumultuous ten-year period between 1938 and 1948, Detective De Luca does the one thing he knows best: be a cop. He investigates and solves crimes in the war-torn city of Bologna and along the Adriatic coast with little or no regard for those in power, whoever they happen to be. His solitary and uncompromising character, his magnetic effect on women, and the fact that he’s simply too skilled and honest a policeman to do anything but uncover the truth, all conspire to land him in trouble from time to time with whatever side happens to be in authority at the moment. Based on the bestselling crime novels by Carlo Lucarelli, the creator of Inspector Coliandro, Detective De Luca is a portrait of an iconoclastic investigator who relentlessly solves his cases, even though the reality he uncovers is often disturbing.

Episode 1 - An Unauthorized Investigation
A call girl lies dead on the beach in front of the house where Mussolini is vacationing. Panicked that il Duce’s holiday might be disturbed, authorities order that the case be solved immediately - so the police scramble to find a culprit. De Luca follows his own lead, which reveals links to the highest levels of Mussolini’s Fascist society.

Episode 2 - Carte Blanche
Under the watchful eye of the Fascist heirarchy, De Luca leads a delicate investigation into the stabbing death of a wealthy socialite bachelor. Government leaders have guaranteed their full support - as long as he finds the “correct” suspect. Solving the mystery brings De Luca into contact with the victim’s eclectic group of friends, including adoring single women, bored socialite wives, servants and powerful associates of Mussolini.

Episode Three - Cloudy Summer
With the Allies fast approaching, De Luca and his fellow policemen flee into the countryside. Posing as partisans, they get caught up in a checkpoint skirmish that ends in bloodshed. The policemen scatter and escape, and De Luca stumbles into a small mountain village, posing as a government engineer. A partisan policeman befriends him and enlists his help to solve the murder of a highly respected villager.

Episode Four - Via delle Oche
Transferred to Bologna, De Luca finds the city and its people sadly changed by war. He’s assigned the lowly task of policing the notorious red light district. When his first murder case points to local politicians and members of the police heirarchy, he has no intention of looking the other direction. The city’s mood is fraught with tension and uncertainty, as fiercely-contested elections are about to define a new direction for Italy.

SKU SKU16726
Format: 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Running Time: 430 Min.
Discs: 2-DVD Set
Country of Origin: Italy
Language: In Italian wih English Subtitles
DVD Release Date: May 28, 2013


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