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“Politics without principles. Pleasure without consequences. Power without morality. The corruption of a nation. 1992. A Year of Living Dangerously.” The Neapolitan Noir 1992 set Sky Arts 1 ablaze with its 10-episode dramatisation of a capricious part of Italian history.
With the social and political climate suspended in uncertainty, 1992 fixes our sights upon a group of six people whose lives are affected by the ensuing ‘Clean Hands’ investigation that swept Italy during a corruptive age. We follow Leonardo Notte (Stefano Accorsi, from the film version of Romanzo Criminale, 2005), Pietro Bosco (Guido Caprino – In Treatment, 2013- ), Luca Pastore (Domenico Diele – The Wait, 2015), Beatrice “Bibi” Mainaghi (Tea Falco – Me and You, 2012), Veronica Castello (Miriam Leone) and Rocco Venturi (Alessandro Roja, from the serialised adaptation Romanzo Criminale, 2008-2010) as they become intertwined in the country’s fiasco; across the opulent capital of Rome and Milan.
Created by Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi, Stefano Sardo, from actor Stefano Accorsi’s original idea, the series signifies a revolutionary part of the Italian parliament. While the UK experienced ‘Black Wednesday’ with the GBP value diminishing in 1992, Italy witnessed a high level of corruption that tarnished their political parties.
The series joins ranks with other gritty crime dramas from Italian television, such as The Octopus (1984), Fog & Crimes (2005- ), Inspector De Luca (2008), Il commissario Nardone (2012), Gomorrah (2014- ) and Romanzo Criminale(2008-2010). The series has received exemplary praise from the Hollywood Reporter: “Fiction is never going to beat Italian history for sheer entertainment value”. If you missed out on 1992 on Sky Arts, we are proud to announce the DVD release this week.