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TV-series Il Cacciatore : MagentaTV lets go of the Mafia hunters

"Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty," says Leoluca Bagarella. Of his companions of the Sicilians is usually approached only with "Don Luchino", beca

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TV-series Il Cacciatore : MagentaTV lets go of the Mafia hunters

"Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty," says Leoluca Bagarella. Of his companions of the Sicilians is usually approached only with "Don Luchino", because Bagarella, the Boss of the Cosa Nostra. On his account about a hundred murders go and he orders the torture of a subordinate, a man and choking. Then he pushes a sub-boss, the Mafioso Giovanni Brusca, an axe in the Hand, and invite him to dismember the corpse. The scene comes from the series "Il Cacciatore – The Hunter", which starts on Thursday at the Telekom streaming service MagentaTV.

just like the Mafia series "Gomorrah" based on the book by Roberto Saviano will be taken up this time, real events that have taken place in Sicily in the 1990s. As a template of the MagentaTV series is the book "Cacciatore di Mafiosi" of the Italian judge Alfonso Sabella served.

In the high phase of the Anti-Mafia fight

In the center of the story, the young and ambitious Prosecutor Saverio Barone (Francesco Montanari). Chronologically, the series takes place in the high phase of the struggle of the Italian justice against the excesses of organized crime, Mafia, Cosa Nostra and ’Ndrangheta. A short time before been murdered in the terrorist attacks in Capaci and Via D'amelio, the judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. In contrast to the two real-life Mafia hunters are barons, however, to a fictional character. That Barone is included in the Team of the Anti-Mafia pool of the attorney General Andrea Elia (Robert Citran), due to the corrupt behavior of his supervisor, who can afford his lifestyle, including expensive cigars, it is only through the contributions of the Mafia. Barone shows him and is ordered as a Mafia hunter to Palermo.

There, he gets it in addition to Bagarella (David Coco) to do with sleazy leniency, kidnapped children, and brutal murders. Prosecutors and judges left activists, their offices only with the protection of the West and Persons, whereby this, too, is not a reliable protection, when you mess with an organization that was one of 28 000 members.

Especially at the beginning it falls in the RAI Fiction produced in series, given the many real facts, is incorporated herein by reference, hard to keep track of them. Add to that, and that is cartels a further Similarity with the series of the US streaming services on the fight against the South American drug that the over 25 years of back story seems like at some Points of time.

Two beauties and a petty criminal

Here, as there, the stories are also about the personal, family level told. An important role in this series play in the Mafia-according to the wives of barons, and Don Luchino. Both in the case of the friend of the state attorney (Miriam Dalmazio), as well as the wife of a Mafia boss (Roberta Caronia) is not pronounced beauties, both of which are at first apparently aware of, in what world do your men actually live. And then the shy small-time criminals Tony Calvaruso (Paolo Briguglia), the experiences as a driver of Don Luchino more from his Boss, as for this well can be.

"Il Cacciatore" to add as a True-Crime Format, the story about the fight against the Mafia, at least looking at the first two of a total of twelve episodes, no new aspects. In the process, Italy would offer political and judicial enough material for an exciting series – one need only think of the biography of Silvio Berlusconi. Kurt Sagatz

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