Impero (L’) – (Human Currency)
- Genre: Thriller, Action, Mafia
- Total episodes: 4x100'
- Original title: Impero (L')
- Year: 2000
Dario Ferri, an inspector with the Antimafia Investigative Department (DIA), is conducting an inquiry into money-laundering by the Russian mafia. His investigation takes him to Rimini where he picks up the trail of a Russian boss named Arkadin. While doing surveillance, he saves the boss’ life during a shoot-out. A Russian girl who is also involved becomes a witness, and Dario agrees to put her up and protect her. The Department informs him that a friend and colleague has been murdered while conducting an independent inquiry. Ferri immediately goes through his papers, discovering that the Arkadin was also involved in that case. He retraces his colleague’s steps and meets up with Dossena, a seemingly respectable economist and financier who prepares reports on immigration for the Italian government and the European Community, but also has dealings with organized crime, and Arkadin in particular. Ferri not only has to combat overt crime, in the form of the mafia, but also the covert insidious support network that often presents itself in a perfectly acceptable and respectable guise, and without which the mafia could not flourish. The choices he has to make to complete his investigation areboth unexpected and difficult...
- Directed by: LAMBERTO BAVA
- Produced by: MEDIATRADE, KIRCH MEDIA
- Cast: CLAUDIO AMENDOLA, CLAUDIA KOLL, FRANCO CASTELLANO, MATTHIEU CARRIERE, MARIA GUGGENHEIM
- HD: No
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