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Young Montalbano Series 1 and 2

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Young Montalbano Collection 1 and 2

Series 1 and 2

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The complete Series 1 & 2 of Young Montalbano tells the gripping tale of a detective solving mysterious crimes in his childhood home of Vigata. Taken from the bestselling crime novels written by Andrea Camilleri, this popular drama is a prequel to Inspector Montalbano, reflecting on the young ‘Commissario’s’ younger years. Set in the early 1990s and featuring Michele Riondini as the detective himself, both series give an insight into the early career of the Sicilian agent and how he tackles the corruption and scandal within the picturesque Italian town.


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Filmed in Italian with English subtitles 

Young Montalbano are the stories of a new Inspector, learning from experience and building the man who will eventually become much older and somewhat wiser.  Operating in his childhood home of Vigata, the Young Inspector is joined by the characters that will support him throughout his entire life including, Fazio Senior and Fazio Junior, Domenico ‘Mimi’ Augello and the exceedingly eager, Officer Catarella.

Set in the early 1990s, the storyline evolves to include the building of his team in the local police station, solving mysterious happenings and murders within the fictitious town. From the simple dining pleasures of Calogero’s to the waiting arms of his long-suffering, girlfriend Livia, the Young Montalbano series is a gripping drama that will immerse the viewer in Italian crime culture, as well as being a marvellous adaptation of the classic novels written by Andrea Camilleri.

In a Sicilian world of close-knit families, deception, great passion and cool-minded murder, Michele Riondino stars as Young Montalbano in this acclaimed TV saga. Take some time out to engross yourself in the scenic surroundings of Southern Italy and watch the engaging dramas unravel before your own eyes.

Young Montalbano Series 1 and 2 DVD - Reviews

“You can't help but like Montalbano. Although he can be bullish there's a certain vulnerability and sophistication about him.” – The Guardian

“The locations are timeless so it’s hard to spot the signs that tell us it’s the early 1990s.” – Radio Times

“In Inspector Montalbano, BBC4 have unearthed a real gem.” – David Sedgwick (TV Critic)

“Riondino’s Montalbano could give Cumberbatch’s Sherlock a run for his money.” – The Independent

Young Montalbano Series 1 and 2 DVD - Episode Guide

Season 1:

  1. Montalbano's First Case - Montalbano is promoted to inspector and transferred to the seaside town of Vigàta, where he grew up. A local thug with a history of theft is murdered and the evidence points to an elderly shepherd as the killer.
  2. New Year's Day - The owner of the hotel in which Montalbano is living is shot dead on New Year's Eve. Was it an accident or something more sinister?
  3. Back to Basics - Montalbano clashes with his new deputy "Mimì" Augello when they investigate two unusual cases.
  4. Mortally Wounded - Montalbano investigates the murder of a loan shark, for which there is initially no shortage of suspects, but the later discovery of another body nearby complicates matters.
  5. The Third Secret - Montalbano receives a letter informing him of the accidental death of a worker at a construction site - posted before the man died.
  6. Seven Mondays - Montalbano investigates the slaying of a wealthy man whose wastrel son seems like the obvious suspects

Season 2:

  1. The Man Who Followed Funerals - The murder of a disabled gentleman who shows up to mourn at other people's funerals seems to be a mystery.
  2. Room Number Two - Salvo and Livia see an old Riviera Hotel on fire and with one guest dead, there is suspicion it could be a Mafia warning.
  3. Death on the High Seas - Salvo investigates the apparently accidental killing of a fisherman on a Vigata fishing boat.
  4. The Settlement - Young Montalbano is faced with the complexities of three crimes as well as dilemmas in his private life.
  5. The Honest Thief - A beautiful waitress disappears, a child is kidnapped, and a spate of unusual thefts are woven into this episode.
  6. An Apricot - Montalbano is preparing for his move to Genoa, but while driving with Livia he sees a car has driven off the road and over the cliff. A young fashion model is found dead in the driver’s seat.

Additional Information

Sub Name Series 1 and 2
Duration (mins) 1200
Certificate 15
No. of Discs 6
Format DVD Region 2 (Europe)
Genre Foreign Language Crime
Author Andrea Camilleri
Video No