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Il Commissario Manara
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"Chief of Police Manara" is an Italian crime drama about an unconventional Sicilian police commissioner working in Tuscany. Luca Manara, played by Guido Caprino, breaks all the rules, while his partner, Inspector Lara Rubino, played by Roberta Giarusso, tries to do things by the book. All kinds of sparks fly between them. The show ran very successfully for two seasons.

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Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

"Commissioner Manara" is an Italian TV series set in the Maremma (southern Tuscany), which centers on Luca Manara, an unorthodox and highly seductive, newly arrived police commissioner, played by Guido Caprino.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Commissioner Manara arrives on the scene of the supposed suicide. He questions a witness, and talks to the victim's doctor, and to the medical examiner, who turns out to be an attractive woman who has no problem with shyness.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara meets his new boss and from the outset there's tension. We learn that Manara was transferred to his new post because of an affair between Manara and the wife of his former boss.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Commissioner Manara meets up with Lara Rubino, his old classmate from the police academy. She's less than happy to see him and slaps him right across the face.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Rubino, the new inspector, can't stand being in the same room with Manara. And when he doesn't even remember why, she really gets angry. But then they get some interesting news from the morgue...

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara arrives at his hotel, and the clerk is curt with him until she learns he's the new commissioner. Manara and the deceased are the topics discussed by Rubino and her aunt.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

From the gardener, Michele, we learn that the dead professor was not well liked. Rubino lets us know about her soured friendship with Manara at the police academy.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

The autopsy shows that the victim couldn't have pulled the trigger, but Manara's boss insists on suicide. Manara and his team have other ideas.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara Rubino visits Lenni's villa and finds that his wife has broken in. Manara uses his considerable charm on a vet.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara visits the dead professor's daughter and it becomes ever clearer to Manara that the mother's alibi won't hold.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

It turns out Lenni's will contains some surprises. Someone important is excluded completely and another person, quite unexpectedly, is included. Meanwhile, Caterina is puzzled by Doctor Masini's behaviour the day of Lenni's death.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Commisioner Manara and Lara continue their investigation, interviewing Dr. Di Censi, whose answers enable them to make an important connection with a note they'd found of the late Professor Lenni's. They go to Dr. Masini's office and find him just about to leave.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Dr. Masini confesses to having falsified his diploma in order to practice medicine, but reveals some surprises about the death of Lenni.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP1 - Un delitto perfetto - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The Lenni case will be filed as consenting manslaughter, in view of the fact that he was coerced. Commissioner Manara asks again about being transferred but doesn't get very far.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

We begin a new episode of Commissioner Manara. Lara is bedridden with a fever, and there is a missing person reported at the station. And if that weren't enough, someone was found dead by the side of the road.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

A man found dead in the middle of the road, the cyclist who found him, and Commissioner Manara who as usual, is the center of attention.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara and his team are still looking for the hit and run driver who killed the tramp, and investigating the vineyard owner's disappearance. Lara gives Manara a clue as to why she's still angry with him.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

While the countess points out where she found the cartridge shell, Manara and his squad find blood spatters on the floor of the cellar.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The Commissioner and Lara question Count Lapo's oenologist, one of the last people to have seen the Count.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara's aunt visits Malvina, bringing along her snooping dog. Together they find a ripped up business card in a wastebasket.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

"We have a missing Count, a cellar full of blood, a mysterious Frenchman..." is how Commissioner Manara sums up the investigation to this point.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Cioni, the Count's neighbor and rival vintner, is interrogated by Manara and Lara. Without a warrant, there's only so far they can go.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Ferocious bull terriers force Manara and Rubino into a refrigerated meat truck.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

While they're huddled together in the meat truck, Commissioner Manara tries to wheedle out of Lara the reason she's still angry at him from police academy days.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Charles Ferrant's body has been discovered by a fisherman. The Count is still missing, and Lara's aunt wants a word with Malvina, the Count's housekeeper.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara and Lara go over the points of the case. Lara suggests getting a warrant for Cioni, the Count's difficult neighbor.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara obtains a warrant and brings Cioni in for questioning. Cioni continues to deny any meeting with the Count. This become untenable when he's asked to consider that his fingerprints are on a glass in the Count's cellar.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

While Cioni is questioned by Manara, Count Lapo returns on the scene. Unfortunately, his memory of what happened is very imperfect.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Cione is allowed to go home after Lapo admits to the shooting. However, some aspects of the investigation, like the mysterious blood stain in the cellar, still don't square.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 16

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Malvina owns up to her actions regarding Charles Ferrant and his threats.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP2 - Vendemmia tardiva - Part 17

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

If Manara thinks his boss is going to pat him on the back for having solved the case, he's mistaken. Not all is lost, however, for Malvina and the Count. With Lara, though, things don't quite go the way he'd hoped.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Commissario Manara is back, this time in a hotel room with leaky water pipes. But he's off to solve another murder case which seems to have something to do with music.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

As soon as Ginevra arrives at the scene of the crime, she seems to feel ill. It also seems that Poggiali had been quite a ladies' man.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Commissioner Manara goes to the victim's house with Inspector Rubino, and meanwhile two police officers summon the band leader for questioning.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The band members are interrogated one by one at police headquarters.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The murder weapon has been identified by Inspector Rubino, and she has a nifty program to discover the password for the victim's handheld organizer, found at his house.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara's aunt Caterina goes to police headquarters to show Commissioner Manara a painting she found at a flea market, that could help with the investigation.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara questions the woman who painted the picture of Lorenzo and gets some further information from the notary's wife, regarding the boat builder.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The rehearsal for Lorenzo's funeral gets interrupted by Manara and Toscani who want to question Scudieri, the bass drum player. Meanwhile, Lara is trying not to explode with anger about Manara's handling of Ginevra Rosmini.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Sardi wants to comfort Toscani after he'd been punched in the face by the bass drum player. Manara wonders where people go in the evening, and Lara, after seeing the Commissioner in a car talking to Ginevra, goes home and confides in her Aunt about why she can't stand him.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara decides to question the medical examiner Ginevra, the last person to have seen the victim alive. Manara had a different idea about how to handle his witness.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

With the information given by Ginevra, Luca and Lara go to the pharmacy to find out about recent sales of two drugs. When combined, the drugs are fatally poisonous. That same day the funeral takes place and the whole town is there. Manara takes advantage of this to look for new suspects.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

An important new element in the investigation comes into play: some romantic letters found at the victim's house. Lara is comparing the handwriting to that of the note found next to his dead body.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Commissioner Manara and Inspector Rubino figure out who wrote the love letters and Lara conducts the appropriate interrogation.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

In the presence of Ginevra who has come to thank both Lara and Manara for saving her reputation, they look once again at the painting of Lorenzo. A detail gives them the key to finding the murderer!

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

At this point the murderer is easily discovered and just as easily confesses. The evening of the murder gets revisited and all previous doubts vanish. But what's to become of the killer?

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 16

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Although Commissario Manara's has resolved the case, his unorthodox methods are unacceptable to his superior, who threatens to have him transferred to the hinterlands of Sardinia.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP3 - Rapsodia in Blu - Part 17

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

In the end, Lara decides that Luca Manara isn't such a bad commissioner after all. She might even tell him that to his face... sooner or later.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP4 - Le Lettere Di Leopardi - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Commissioner Manara is back with a new episode, which opens, not only with the usual murder, this time in a library, but also with a care package from Manara's mother, full of Sicilian specialties such as melanzane sottolio or sott'olio, (eggplant in oil). Sottolio is a traditional and well-loved way of preserving many foods, and can be distinguished from sottaceto (in vinegar), or in salamoia (in water and salt). Of course, everyone at headquarters is more interested in the Sicilian pastries!

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP4 - Le Lettere Di Leopardi - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Murder in the library. The curator of the town library was found dead by his secretary, and the assistant librarian hasn't shown up for work. Some valuable correspondence is missing, and there are some suspicious shoe prints on the floor. Manara and his team have gotten busy trying to figure it all out.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP4 - Le Lettere Di Leopardi - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara goes to see the mother of Fazi's missing assistant, Marcuccio. It turns out he's "different" but with a phenomenal capacity for numbers. He's also a big guy, with big feet! Meanwhile, Lara and Luca are called to their boss's office. He wants results, fast, and so he's called in an expert in Cultural Assets from Rome to work alongside them.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP4 - Le Lettere Di Leopardi - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The arrival of Giulia Chiamparini, the expert in Cultural Heritage, makes quite a hit at headquarters!

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP4 - Le Lettere Di Leopardi - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara and Giulia have some catching up to do, but how candid are they being with each other? Do we detect a bit of jealousy? Meanwhile Commissioner Manara has to deal with both Romei, the chicken guy, and his buxom, brassy wife, who keeps trying to catch Luca's eye.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP4 - Le Lettere Di Leopardi - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The police intercept a phone call between Marcuccio and his mother, but it's too short to trace. Marcuccio recites the first line of Leopardi's most famous poem, "L'infinito" [The Infinite] to his mother. Giulia spends the night at Lara's and they watch the movie of the famous party. The next day Lara has some interesting news for Manara, from both Giulia and from her aunt!

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP4 - Le Lettere Di Leopardi - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Amidst murder and insomnia, Manara is attempting to eat his croissant during the autopsy in the morgue. And Ginevra... well, she has an infallible solution to help him get back to normal.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP4 - Le Lettere Di Leopardi - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara and Luca go to interrogate a suspect whose only alibi for the night of the murder depends on Marcuccio, who is still missing. Meanwhile, Giulia intercepts a cryptic phone call.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP4 - Le Lettere Di Leopardi - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marcuccio has gotten hungry, and so he's gone to see the only person he could trust, Lara's zia Caterina. But by the time anyone could come to help her, he'd disappeared again, leaving his jacket behind. Lara's dog, Brigadiere, gets a good whiff and goes off with Luca to look for Marcuccio. A storm has come up, making things more difficult.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP4 - Le Lettere Di Leopardi - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

After a fruitless search in the rain, Luca and Brigadiere head home, but all of a sudden the dog starts sniffing around a hunter's shack, and sure enough, Luca discovers Marcuccio hiding inside, but the big man is not talking. And if that weren't enough, Manara's boss continues to put pressure on him and his team to bring in the perpetrator.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP4 - Le Lettere Di Leopardi - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca and Giulia are finally alone, in a car, at night, in a typical spot for lovers. Hmm...

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP4 - Le Lettere Di Leopardi - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

In the eyes of Manara's boss, Giulia is the heroine, having recovered the letters, and Manara is a failure for having let the murderer escape from under his nose. Now Giulia's work is finished and she's just about ready to go back to Rome, but she still has some unfinished business... business she doesn't want Lara's help with.

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