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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Dec 072017
 

This month, MHz Choice premieres two titles from Italy: the Mafia mini-series Transatlantic Ties and the second season of Italian cop drama Inspector Coliandro.

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Dec. 12 :: Transatlantic Ties (Series Premiere)
DRAMA – CRIME • ITALY • ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES • TV-14

Boris Giuliano (Adriano Giannini) returns to Palermo to take on the Mafia in Transatlantic Ties.

A two-part miniseries starring Adriano Giannini that chronicles the true story of Boris Giuliano, a policeman in Palermo who revolutionized investigative procedures against the Mafia in the 1970s. His fluent English helped him establish a collaboration with U.S. federal law enforcement to pursue transatlantic Sicilian heroin trafficking rings.

 

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Dec. 19 :: Inspector Coliandro (Season 2 Premiere)
DRAMA – CRIME • ITALY • ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES • TV-14
He’s one hot cop and Italy’s answer to Dirty Harry – or so he thinks! Giampaolo Morelli (Song of Napoli) stars as lovable doof Inspector Coliandro, one-part Clint Eastwood, one-part Inspector Clouseau, who along with his best friend Gargiulo works the mean streets of Bologna in a series of stylized and comic misadventures.

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Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26 :: Nero Wolfe (New episodes)
MYSTERY • ITALY • ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES • TV-PG
Curmudgeonly aesthete Nero Wolfe may be one of Rome’s finest investigators, but he’d rather tend to his orchids. Newly transplanted from the US, he’s ready for clients who pay well and don’t irritate him excessively. Based on the classic novels by Rex Stout.

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Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26 :: Magellan (New episodes)
MYSTERY • FRANCE • FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES • TV-PG
MHz Choice fan favorite Inspector Magellan is back for a second season. He may have one daughter who’s flying the coop, but life is still busy with his youngest, Cordelia and his quirky friend, Paul. Then there’s the day job – solving crimes in the beautiful town of Saignac. For that, he’s got two secret weapons: an intrepid assistant and his journalist girlfriend, Florence. But there’s always time to sit around his favorite restaurant, enjoying his friend Nabil’s cooking and discussing cases with Paul and Florence. As the French say, Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup – “Eat well, laugh a lot, love abundantly.”

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