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This Italian Police Procedural is a "Find"
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written by talltale July 25, 2006 - 5:21 PM PDT
A top-notch thriller/police procedural via Italy, UNO BIANCA is one of the best of this kind that I have seen. Made for Italian television, it dwarfs most of our own attempts at this genre, managing to be thrilling, suspenseful, extremely frightening (due to the growing build-up as to who the perpetrators are) and--moment to moment--consistently involving. While the levels and management of the Italian justice system work quite differently from our own, no one should have trouble following what happens--and why.

The cast is fine, too. Italian looker Kim Rossi Stuart shows his acting chops better here than in the French TV version of Stendhal's "The Red & The Black," and very nearly as well as he does in Gianni Amelio's brilliant "The Keys to the House." The supporting cast, mostly unknown to me, acquits itself very well, and the taut direction is by Michele Soave (probably best know for his grizzly/funny "Cemetary Man"). The two-disc set totals nearly 3 hours, yet there's not a wasted minute. This is riveting stuff and, for my money, one of the DVD "finds" of the year.

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