Based on the spectacularly successful Inspector Montalbano mysteries by Andrea Camilleri, this long-running Italian television series is a huge hit in Europe. Luca Zingaretti stars as the grouchy Sicilian police chief who hates bureaucracy and loves Sicily, justice, his girlfriend, Livia, and Sicilian cooking. Filmed in sun-washed Sicily, each set includes 3 feature-length episodes. 3 episodes, 6 ½ hrs, 3 DVDs. Italian with English subtitles.
EPISODE 1: THE SNACK THIEF
Detective Salvo Montalbano investigates a murder in which the complicated and illegal private life of the victim may have done him in. Off the job, Montalbano continues to hit it off with his new girlfriend, Livia, who's being used by Montalbano's father in attempts to approach his estranged son.
EPISODE 2: THE THIRD SECRET
Strange anonymous letters addressed to Montalbano keep arriving at the police station in connection with local workers' deaths. While the team attempts to unravel the puzzle, a new young cop, Giuseppe Fazio, joins them. He's the son of the recently-retired Carmine, and ready to follow his new leader despite their initial clashes.
EPISODE 3: SEVEN MONDAYS
Livia convinces Salvo to take a seven-day vacation with her in Provence. Just as they're about to depart, Vigata is shaken by a murder and the ritualistic killing of some animals, all occurring on the same day at dawn. Unwilling to give up her vacation, Livia leaves on the trip with someone else and Montalbano stays to work the case.
Run Time: 330 minutes
Number of discs: 3
Foreign Language Subtitles: English
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Letterbox
Audio Format: Dolby Stereo
Luca Zingaretti, Cesare Bocci, Peppina Mazzotta, Angelo Russo, Marcello Perracchio