Post-war Milan is the ideal breeding ground for a new wave of criminal activity. A crime-scene that is very different from what we are used to today: an old-fashioned system of organized crime, made up of thieves and outlaws who share a specific moral code, which absolutely condemns homicide. A new chief officer is assigned to the Milan Police Department, as if to settle a score for having exposed his corrupt colleagues. This is just one of the various difficulties that Mario Nardone, an authentic Neapolitan, must face in the sophisticated and urbane Milan. A city which, nevertheless, Nardone loves unconditionally, and where he plans to bring up his beloved, albeit somewhat neglected, children.
Based on a real figure, Mario Nardone was a true legend in Milan during the 50’s and 60’s. Straightforward, persistently stubborn but also endowed with a strong moral code and a great sense of humanity, Nardone has deep loves; including his long-suffering family, good cuisine and cracking jokes at every opportunity.
“To live in Nardone’s Milan is to enjoy the jovial and vivacious atmosphere that is characteristic of portrayals of Italian life” – Andrew Sharp, So So Gay
“He is a distinctive and tenacious figure, with characteristics we’ve seen before, such as a love of fine cuisine, but these crime dramas, as well as being skilfully made, are notably individual” – Barry Forshaw, Movie Mail
“This is primetime fare with snap-brim fedoras like those in Lewis or Marple, but, refreshingly, Inspector Nardone doesn’t have that cloying and tiresome class overtone that so bedevils British TV” – Ken Wilson, TV Bomb