Romanzo Criminale is an Italian film released in 2005, directed by Michele Placido.
Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome.
It is based on Giancarlo De Cataldo's 2002 novel, which is in turn inspired by the Banda della Magliana true story.
The Magliana gang was one of the most powerful Italian criminal associations, dominating Rome's drug, gambling and other kinds of crime activities from the early 1970s to 1992 (death of Enrico De Pedis). The gang's affiliates start their career kidnapping rich people, drug dealing (hashish, cocaine, heroin, etc.). From the 1970s they started working with the Italian secret service, fascists, terrorists, the Sicilian Mafia, Camorra and many more. Some gang members are still alive, as inmates of an Italian prison, or justice collaborators.
Awards: 22 wins (best director, best new actress, best screenplay etc.) and 15 nominations (incl. European Film Awards - Audience Award)
Running time: 152 minutes (yes, that's 2.5 hours)
The movie will start at 7.30pm, but members usually come early to make use of the bar and space upstairs for a drink and/or some dinner.
Please note that we show this movie for educational purposes within our club. This is a strict members only event. Please do not embarrass yourself (and us) by bringing a guest, who we would need to turn away.
Please note that we ask members for a contribution of £3 to allow us to budget for future events. Your support is very much appreciated! Thanks.
The upstairs bar will be opened for us from 7.00pm and please order any drinks and food at this bar. Please note that the kitchen will close at 9.00pm, so if you want to have food you will need to order before then.
London European Club is run by dedicated volunteers, who don't have time to waste with people who don't show up at events. If you don't show up to three events that you have RSVPed to, you will be banned from the Club. Changing your RSVP in the last 24 hours prior to the event is strongly discouraged and may result in an immediate ban, especially when it comes to our most popular events such as this one.
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The London European Club is a social group for Londoners interested in Europe and it organizes cultural, political, social and outdoor activities. You should join if:
-You are originally from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Vatican City State, Croatia, Macedonia, Iceland, Turkey, Kosovo, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, but currently live in London.
-If you are English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Russians, Germans, French, British, Italians, Spanish, Ukrainians, Polish, Swiss, Serbians, Chechs, Belarusians, Bulgarians, Pomaks, Croats, Slovaks, Macedonians, Bosniaks, Slovenes, Silesians, Montenegrins, Kashubs, Sorbs, Wallons, Romands, Provencals, Occitans, Aranese, Sardinians, Furlans, Lombards, Venetians, Sicilians, Neapolitans, Corsicans, Spaniards, Castilians, Andalusians, Asturians, Aragonese, Galicians, Catalans, Basques, Romanians, Vlachs, Moldovans, Aromanians, Portugese, Friulians, Ladins, Gibraltarians, Austrians, Luxembourgers, Alsatians, Lorrainers, South Tyroleans, German speaking Belgians, North Schleswigerrs, Dutch, Flemish, Scandinavians, Norwegians, Danes, Swedes, Finland Swedes, Faroese, Icelanders, Frisians, Bretons, Cornish, Manx, Greeks, Albanians, Armenians, Lithuanians, Latvians, Romani, Ossetians, Tats, Turks, Tatars, Bashkirs, Kumyks, Crimeans, Balkars, Nogais, Hungarians, Finns, Estonians, Mordvins, Udmurts, Mari, Komi, Sami, Veps, Izhorians, Livonians, Chechens, Avars, Dargin, Kabards, Adygeans, Lezgins, Ingush, Chereks, Lak, Tabasarans, Tsakhur, Georgians, Basques, Jews, Maltese, Kalmyks but want to get outside the circle of your tribe or ethnic group.
-You are interested in European politics
-If you want to explore European culture, cuisine, dress sense
-If you would like to debate Europe, so euro skeptics are welcome
-If you'd like to travel to unusual European destinations
-If you compulsively join all new meetup groups
-If you are new to London and would like to meet Europeans
-If you have lived in London for a while and you miss Europeans in your life
-If you have European ancestors or are a first or second generation European
-If you are fun and want to try out new things
This group is about socializing but also about sharing knowledge on all things European happening in London. So if you know of a unique exhibition, a concert or a play, if you have a favorite Italian, Spanish, Finnish, English, Romanian, Estonian or Turkish restaurant or just want to go and watch a European movie, this is the right place to flag it and invite others. We particularly welcome members who are interested in European politics and those who'd like to contribute their time and knowledge to organising events in the Club.
Please feel free to send me your suggestions.
I look forward to meeting you!
PS. This is a voluntary Club so please consider yourself a member rather than a customer.