Episodic Cinema

Episodic Cinema

7 Seasons

A collection of great extended cinema—international series and miniseries from Bruno Dumont, Agnieszka Holland, Miguel Gomes, Jacques Rivette and Michele Placido.

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Episodic Cinema
  • Romanzo Criminale: Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Michele Placido • Italy • 2005

    Three childhood friends—Il Libanese, Dandi, and Freddo—make plans to take over Rome by getting involved in organized crime. As their power grows, police inspector Nicola Scialoja struggles to reign in their schemes, his efforts all the while hamstrung by his own co...

  • Romanzo Criminale: Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Michele Placido • Italy • 2005

    Scialoja makes a breakthrough in the Remo Gemito murder investigation when an eyewitness comes forward. Languishing in prison, Gigio receives an unwanted visit from Gemito's friend.

  • Romanzo Criminale: Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Michele Placido • Italy • 2005

    The gang launches a bloody bid to take over Rome's drug trade, but encounters stiff resistance from an intimidating underworld kingpin.

  • Romanzo Criminale: Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Michele Placido • Italy • 2005

    Il Libanese throws a wild party as the gang's confidence continues to grow, and Dandi decides to expand further into enemy territory—but his plan has harrowing consequences for two of his cohorts.

  • Romanzo Criminale: Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Michele Placido • Italy • 2005

    Il Libanese leads his associates on a brutal campaign to wipe out their rivals in Rome. An alliance with the Sicilian mafia leads to the gang’s entanglement in a terrorist plot to kidnap one of Italy's most senior politicians.

  • Romanzo Criminale: Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Michele Placido • Italy • 2005

    The gang members are thrown in jail after the police find evidence linking them to the Baron's murder, and rumors begin to spread of a traitor in their midst.

  • Romanzo Criminale: Episode 7

    Episode 7

    Michele Placido • Italy • 2005

    Il Libanese and the gang are freed from prison and set about taking down a rival gangster, who proves a difficult opponent.

  • Romanzo Criminale: Episode 8

    Episode 8

    Michele Placido • Italy • 2005

    The gang tries to take advantage of chaos on the streets of Rome, where police struggle to deal with protesters and the Red Brigades.

  • Romanzo Criminale: Episode 9

    Episode 9

    Michele Placido • Italy • 2005

    A rift forms between Il Libanese and Dandi over a plan to blackmail a cop into helping them with a drug raid; Inspector Scialoja falls deeper in love with Patrizia.

  • Romanzo Criminale: Episode 10

    Episode 10

    Michele Placido • Italy • 2005

    Il Libanese, Dandi and Fierolocchio are imprisoned, but are offered their freedom — if they agree to work for the special agents they encountered in the brothel.

  • Romanzo Criminale: Episode 11

    Episode 11

    Michele Placido • Italy • 2005

    The nephew of the gang's former associate Puma is murdered, and Il Libanese grows increasingly paranoid when he learns that members of his group have been operating a racket and selling drugs without his consent.

  • Romanzo Criminale: Episode 12

    Episode 12

    Michele Placido • Italy • 2005

    Il Libanese’s paranoia spirals out of control when Ice turns his back on the criminal underworld and makes a fresh start with his girlfriend Roberta.