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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 - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The dogs are sent off to do their job. There is a moment of tension when both Luca and Lara realize some things never change.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Brigadiere, Aunt Caterina's dog, gives Luca an idea regarding the investigation and he and Lara are off. Speaking of animals, in his phone call with Toscani, Luca uses an idiomatic expression featuring an animal. Get some insight about it in this lesson.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Ginevra is tuned in to Luca's mood and they talk about what might be causing it. His mood doesn't keep him from figuring out some new details about the case, however. Some viewers will catch him as, in a moment of humility, he makes a fleeting reference to another police chief in a very successful TV series.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Manara has an unusual conversation with his boss, Lara has a phone conversation with her aunt, and Luca and Ada have a conversation about relationships.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

We see the difference between Luca's by-the-seat-of-his-pants investigative technique and Lara's more scientific technique. They both have their place, but in this case, Luca's is more effective. The team makes some headway, even if it is just to eliminate some suspected murder weapons.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Ada and Pio go dancing, but when they get back to her place, they get an unexpected interruption. A bit later, Ada innocently reveals some new elements to the case, and Luca comes back to life from his doldrums.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Nino La Martina is questioned by Luca. Toscani and Lara's injuries are being taken care of, but Luca offers to take Lara to the emergency room. She has another suggestion to make.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Manara's team goes to the hunters' bar to find Nino La Martina and have some lunch at the same time, perhaps. There was perhaps a bit more action than they were prepared for, but, of course, that goes with the job.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Lara plans to go and stay at her aunt's house, though Caterina is gone. Luca is clearly preoccupied when he goes to the morgue to talk to Ginevra about the autopsy.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The card that came with the flowers for Lara contained an important message. One of the people Luca wants to question comes to the police station of his own accord.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

As Lara and Luca go to question the victim's wife, it turns out a third dog has gone missing. Luca can't help but notice how self-assured Lara has become.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Rosmini takes a look at the body. Manara talks to the woman who found the dead man. He goes back to the police station where the new member of his squad is waiting for him.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP11 - Uno strano incidente di caccia - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Manara meets first with Casadio and then with Raimondi, but doesn't get his answers answered to his satisfaction. But then, he gets a phone call about a dead body, so he has to race off.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

With some prodding by Marta, the scene where Luca is lying on the ground and says "I love you" comes into focus for him.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marta and Luca manage to figure out what happened, and Luca tells the story to his boss, Casadio. Manara gets out of the office with the excuse of a physical therapy session.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marta and Luca are getting closer to the truth and gradually find more pieces to the puzzle, thanks, in part, to some good police work by Barbagallo and Buttafuoco.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Rivera and Manara review the surveillance video of the bus and see something new. Meanwhile, Tiziana seems to have fallen in love.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

After questioning the bus driver, Luca isn't convinced he's the murderer. Meanwhile, Tiziana doesn't seem to be taking house arrest very seriously.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marta is very convincing in her role as a sexy dancer at the night club, maybe too convincing. The situation takes a darker turn and she gets more and more concerned.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca is very upset with his sister. He feels betrayed and starts getting really worried, both for her and for himself, since he has gone out on a limb for her. The investigation continues.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca goes to see Ginevra about the autopsy, but he confides in her, too. Toscani is having trouble telling Luca the results of his investigation into the passengers of the bus.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The contents of the blue backpack point to a possible motive. Luca talks to his sister again, but she is still visibly upset, which is understandable. Marta finally talks to Luca about what has been weighing on her for a while.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

During questioning, the passengers seem to agree about one person getting back on the bus during the rest stop: Luca's sister. Buttafuoco and Barbagallo finish up checking the luggage, but they come across an extra bag.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara is back in the saddle. Raimondi leaves for Rome after a frank conversation with Luca, and another one with Marta. Quattroni has some important information weighing on him, and goes to talk to Manara.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara, and Raimondi meet with their chief, Casadio to discuss the case and Manara's status, but the meeting has an unexpected outcome. Meanwhile, the only real suspect is Luca's sister!

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Tiziana is confused because she has no clue that she might be a suspect. Raimondi, who shows up with Rivera, is confused because he doesn't realize Tiziana is Luca's sister. Poor Tiziana!

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The investigation gets going. Luca, officially still off duty, had just come to meet his sister at the bus, but naturally, he can't help getting involved in the case, which causes a bit of confusion on the team. Rosmini comes to examine the victim.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP9 - L'amica ritrovata - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marta confides in Ginevra about Luca's declaration of love. Meanwhile, a bus arrives in town, and, as the passengers are getting off, there's a problem. At the same time, Luca is giving Ada a hard time as she drives him to the bus stop to meet his sister.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 16

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca has resolved the case, and Marta arrives with Fabrizio to take over from him. But who could have predicted what happened next?

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Barbagallo and Buttafuoco find the DVD at the dump, but it doesn't show the clear evidence they were hoping for. Manara is working in the shadows, however, and comes up with something. He calls on Marta for help.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara may have been suspended, but that's not keeping him from working on the case in his way. Buttafuoco and Barbagallo go to the dump to find the DVD.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca gathers some more information about the case when he goes to see Laura's mother. Toscani and Marta go to the place where the DVD was thrown away.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The questioning continues at the station house. Manara's co-workers are keeping him up to date, in person. But they get an unexpected visit.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marta and Ginevra talk about the toxicological report, but also about personal things. Luca and Lara say goodbye to each other, and Luca connects with Stefani's daughter by chance, giving him another opportunity to participate in the investigation.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca goes to see Sardi and Toscani. He opens the door and sees a familiar face he hasn't seen in a while. They go out for some seafood together.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara sneaks up on the winery owner's daughter and the stockroom guy. Toscani and Sardi ask Manara to run an errand, claiming they have 41° C fevers [105.8° F] as a ruse to get him to come over.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marta has conversations with both Manara and Raimondi, neither of which is she too happy about. The term innominato or unnamed makes reference to the evil character in Alessandro Manzoni's novel, I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed).

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The squad interrogates Pupi, the murder victim's coworker at the winery. Luca gets to listen in on the interrogation and the ensuing discussions via Toscani's cellphone.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Rivera and Raimondi go looking for Mister Binacci, the victim's friend, with whom he had bought the boat. Manara is there, lurking, and Marta avoids him being seen by Raimondi. Meanwhile, Toscani and Sardi obviously have a secret and don't agree about whether to tell Luca about it.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara can't sit still, and goes to see Ginevra after hours, casting a "casual" glance on the murder victim. Marta and Toscani show the security camera DVDs to Raimondi. Manara goes to the pier to get information from a guy he knows there.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Toscani and the team go to see Manara in order to fill him in on the case and try to convince him to give them a hand. They are a long way from solving the case and use the wonderful, common expression in alto mare (at sea, on the high seas) to say this. We also learn something new about Marta Rivera.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marta meets the victim's family at the bus stop. Fabrizio compliments Marta on her work. Luca is hanging out with Sardi and baby Alice.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Now that Manara is off duty, someone has to take over, and there's an awkward moment at the crime scene. Manara finds himself going to the market with Ada; after all, he has nothing better to do.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP8 - Fuori servizio - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca Manara has been suspended, so he is acting as if he were on vacation, and as if he didn't care about the new crime that has been reported.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara succeeds in solving the case. But Raimondi is not happy at all and calls Manara into his office.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara has the proof he needs and goes looking for Pietralonga. An unusual chase scene ensues.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara's intuition takes him on a search for a crucial missing element in the case. He tries and fails to explain his thought process to Marta. But together they make some very important discoveries about the suspects.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The baptism is taking place, and it's clear that Sardi and Toscani have made up with each other. Luca and Marta, however still have some things to clear up. Ada is still hunting for the person who sent her flowers, but she gets a little help from the florist. The party favors, ugly as they are, seem to enlighten Manara about the case.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

It's time for the baptismal ceremony. Manara has reason to believe there's something going on between Marta and Fabrizio, and Toscani and Sardi have a tense moment before going into the church.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Sardi and Toscani are nervous about choosing the godparents for little Valeria's baptism. Later, Toscani gets lucky about finding some evidence. When speaking to Raimondi about it, he almost comes out with a colloquial expression but thinks better of it. The complete idiomatic expression would have been una botta di culo [a stroke of the butt]. Culo [ass] is often used to mean "luck," either good or bad. So he had a stroke of luck, or, in modern language, "he got lucky."

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

They still don't really have a lead, but Manara is convinced the two murders — Viazzi and Ponti — are connected. They have to look into Ponti's past.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The episode revolves around little Valeria's coming baptism. Sardi is able to change Luca's dark mood with a DVD. Ada tries to figure out who sent her flowers, and she also reveals some information obtained while shopping for a baptism gift.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara is being closely watched, but that doesn't stop him from doing things his way. Actually, there are two cases to solve.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara talks to two different people who knew the murder victim. One comes to him, and the other tries to run away.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Toscani and Manara are at pretty much of a standstill as far as evidence and witnesses go, but Ada says something that makes Manara want her on the team.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Three scenes: An article in the newspaper attracts the squad's attention, Manara questions the maid, and Fabrizio, the inspector, questions Manara.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The murder victim, Mr. Ponti, was on his way to the police station to report a break-in when the crime occurred.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP7 - Alta società - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

We're at the beginning of a new episode, and we see right away that Luca hasn't hesitated to find some consolation... But he has to rush to police headquarters where there's been a shock for Quattroni. Waiting for him are Raimondi (the new inspector), Rosmini, Rivera, and Toscani.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

We recognize the name of the inspector from Rome. Marta recognizes the face. Later, at the farm hotel, Luca is on cloud nine getting ready for a romantic dinner with Marta, until Ada knocks at the door with some news. She milks it for all it's worth.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The moment has come to discover why Marta was the true target of the attack. And the moment has come for Luca to deal with his unorthodox confiscation of the Bulgarian's gun.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marta and Luca discuss the latest dead end. But what if Mrs. Martini was not the target at all?

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca and Marta question the Bulgarian. Laura Martini suddenly remembers what happened to her on the night of the shooting. The report from ballistics comes through.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The police squad goes to the Dairy to arrest Mister Soleri, and Manara hunts down Ivan Iordan.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Some officers slept through the night, others didn't, and this creates some tension at the police station. The mysterious truck driver is identified, and the analysis results of the milk used by the Soleri company to make cheese have come in.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

After his night trying to outwit the dogs, Manara is not thrilled with Toscani. Ada gets flowers, and Marta gets a phone call.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara and Toscani go on a secret mission. Luca takes a lot of risks, but gets some important information. Toscani catches up on some much-needed sleep.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Caterina talks to Luca in his office. Toscani brings a fax that looks more like a newspaper or a bed sheet, it's so long. Luca hatches a plan that involves Ada, Toscani, and himself. Ada's new guest seems to like her!

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca goes to see signora Martini in the hospital. When he gets back to the police station there is a secret ballot going on. Caterina shows up at the end.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara goes to see Casadio, asking for something he knows will be refused to him. He is actually in search of information on Rivera's earlier visit there. Buttafuoco and Barbagallo seem to think there is going to be a surprise party, since an assortment of cheeses was delivered to the police station.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

We still don't know much about Marta Rivera's mysterious appointment, just that it was with the chief. A worker from the cheese factory shows up at the police station to give her statement.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara and Toscani go to the cheese factory. They don't find the answers they are looking for, but think someone there wants to talk. Marta asks for a little time off to go to her appointment.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The investigation has begun. The girl who was shot is still alive. Luca apologizes to Marta, and Marta gets a mysterious phone call. Toscani has a hard time staying awake.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP6 - Sotto tiro - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

This new episode starts off with a bang (pun intended). We also get a glimpse of what home life is like, now that Sardi has brought her baby home from the hospital.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

There is reason for celebrating the end of the case and the return of the amphorae. But Manara gets some more information about inspector Rivera and has a hard time letting things go.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

There's a new member of the Toscani family, Sardi apologizes to Marta for her behavior, and Ada confides in Luca about a discovery she has made.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca questions young Guglielmo and gets the answers he needs. He is less satisfied with the conversation with Giusi Vasto. Rivera listens to it all.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Things are hopping. Luca and Toscani go out to the scuba diving test in a speedboat. Rivera, left alone at police headquarters, has to take matters into her own hands when she answers Toscani's phone.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Toscani and Sardi seem to be getting along better. At police headquarters, some very interesting news crops up, and Luca realizes what he has to do.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca and Giusi go diving for the amphorae. Rivera forgets her place and tells Luca what she thinks.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca and Marta learn that the amphorae were never actually found. Luca enlists the help of Giusy Vasto to try and find them while trying to get more information from her. Marta isn't thrilled about this.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The police are armed, in position, and ready to move. Their mark shows up, and the money is on the table. Then things get dicey.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Everyone is a bit tense for one reason or another. Marta and Luca discuss Miss Vasto, Sardi is having a rough time in her last days of pregnancy, and consequently so is Toscani. But the team is ready to move in on a suspect.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

There's lots going on at police headquarters. Even Caterina shows up at just the right moment.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

The big question is: Why did Mineo spend so much money on deep diving equipment he couldn't afford?

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Thanks to Rosmini, Manara gets rid of his symptoms, but not the problem itself. Toscani is under a lot of pressure from his very pregnant wife.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca questions some potential witnesses and suspects. He also takes his personal problem to someone who might have the necessary expertise to help him solve it.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara's fumbling with his computer had some potentially disastrous consequences. Meanwhile, the report from forensics is in, and Luca goes to question Giusi — without Rivera.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP5 - Mondo sommerso - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca has an embarrassing moment, and worrying, too. But there is a new case to distract him from his problems. This time, a deep sea diver is found dead.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara wraps things up, and he does it with kindness. But later, he gets an unexpected visit.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Giulia Parri and Righini, the editor-in-chief of the newspaper, come in to police headquarters to clear up a couple of things, but then Manara has one of his famous moments of great intuition.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The team is at its best this time. And someone who is usually in the sidelines steps in with prontezza (quick reflexes) and brings this case to a climax.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara's team decides the best way to find out what's going on with Righini and Parri is to go to the post-contest party that evening.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca gets himself into an embarrassing situation with Marta. But he somehow wriggles out of it with an undercover assignment for her.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Tension rises between Marta and Manara. Then Manara gets stopped by the police. It's just routine, but there's a glitch.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca is able to talk to Giulia's father, and then with Giulia herself. He also talks to the people from the newspaper. Marta receives a mysterious phone call.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca and Caterina meet up by chance and and are chatting when Caterina's phone rings. Later, Luca and Marta meet up at Ada's and talk about the case, but not only.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Another suspect gets questioned, and then Toscani gets questioned by Manara, on a totally different matter.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

While Toscani is investigating Rivera, Luca questions a contestant who gives him some interesting new information.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The cause of death has been discovered, but that's about all. Manara talks to the members of the Miss Maremma jury.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

There are various mysteries to be solved, but Luca seems preoccupied with the mystery surrounding the new inspector.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Toscani has some news about who was on the jury. All the contestants in the Miss Maremma contest come to police headquarters for questioning.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP4 - Miss Maremma - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

This new episode takes place in the world of beauty contests. Manara seems slightly distracted in both his dreamworld and the real world.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Inspector Rivera is very much appreciated at Police Headquarters, and so is Manara, but for different reasons and by different people.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The team figures out how the crime happened, and Manara has to reveal his more compassionate, sensitive side to bring this investigation to an end.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marta proves herself to be smart and intuitive. This leads to a new perspective on the case.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

With Lara gone, Luca seems to want to make up for lost time, and flirts unabashedly with all the women he comes into contact with. Fortunately, he also gets down to work, and has a man to man talk with one of the suspects.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Little by little some of the suspects are being eliminated, but the situation is far from clear.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Officers Barbagallo and Buttafuoco get some good evidence, but Manara doesn't quite appreciate their guessing-game humor. He goes to question the new suspect.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca Manara and Marta Rivera are both curious about each other. But Marta has better luck. Manara and Toscani go to see the victim's husband, who learns some things about his wife he hadn't been aware of.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara isn't around, but her presence is felt by everyone, in different ways. And they all want to know how Luca is feeling about it, but he's a closed book and just focuses on the case.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Marta goes for a ride on Luca's motorcycle as they look for a mysterious South American barman. Ginevra meets Marta and seems to like her a lot.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Interviewing the husband of the deceased was uncomfortable, since there were delicate questions to ask. Back at headquarters, Luca learns whether or not it was his hair on the pillow, and Marta has some insights that make the others roll their eyes.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara gets to run the case, and the new inspector arrives to welcomes that range from very warm to very icy.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara goes to question the neighbors. When he goes to see the chief to talk about the case, he gets a little surprise.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

There is some very unusual and disturbing news waiting for the team of investigators.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP3 - Delitto tra le lenzuola - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Ada brings coffee to the room where the new guest is staying. But it's Ada who gets a rude awakening.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

There's a departure, for sure. Lara gets on that big blue bus and says goodbye, but there is an arrival, too.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

We've come to the moment of truth for Luca and Lara. Neither of them is happy, but they both know, deep down, that it's the right thing to do.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

In the case, the sad truth comes out. Luca and Lara are both very somber for their own reasons. The only happy person seems to be Toscani who discovered traces of blood on the cane.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

In this episode, we have the straw that breaks the camel's back as far as Lara is concerned. Toscani has a good moment.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Toscani knows he's doing a good job, but is frustrated because Manara doesn't ever acknowledge it. Meanwhile, Luca must have an idea since he goes prancing around the office. In fact, he knows exactly what he's doing.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca finds out some important information from the housekeeper, and he also finds out, quite by accident, about Lara's course in Milan.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The case is discussed at the dinner table among Lara, Luca and Aunt Caterina. As usual, Caterina knows a lot about the people involved. She also gives Lara some advice.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara has a hard time resisting Luca's charms. Sardi and Toscani don't seem to be on the same wavelength. But somehow, they are getting closer to having some interesting information, if not concrete evidence.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara is doing some thinking, and confides in Sardi. Meanwhile, there is a definite lead in the case about the burglarized villas.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca is acting a little strange and Ginevra doesn't help things. Meanwhile, there has been some mysterious activity over at the nursery.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Not much information is cropping up from the investigation, but Lara has an unusual meeting with Casadio.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

It's a busy day for the police. A prime witness ends up in the emergency room at the hospital, and there have been three burglaries, one after another.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP2 - L'addio di Lara - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

A romantic moment gets rudely interrupted by another murder. But do Luca and Lara have the same idea about living together?

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Even though the case has been solved, Luca gets yelled at by Casadio. To understand their parting words, there's an idiomatic expression to learn. Chi va con lo zoppo impara a zoppicare (He who goes around with a lame person learns to limp). A similar expression in English is "bad company brings bad habits."

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The truth surfaces, and we see a flashback of the fatal event. It's a painful moment for everyone involved.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The race ends, and Manara discovers what he came to find out. He also discovers that Lara is a very capable cop.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

As expected Manara's boss doesn't give him permission to infiltrate the race. Do you think that will stop him?

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca questions Lupo, and figures out how to find out for sure who murdered Gabriele, but as usual, he's immune to warnings about how dangerous it will be.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

There's some girl talk between Lara and Sardi, Luca is not a great dinner guest, and Buttafuoco and Barbagallo make an interesting discovery.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca's charm works like a charm and he's able to obtain the information he needs from the woman in the motorcycle shop.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca confides in Toscani who is, however, not very encouraging on the subject of marriage. Lara calls with some information, and Luca goes back to question Lupo.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Rubino and Sardi go to question Elena, Gabriele's ex-girlfriend, while Manara questions Elena's current boyfriend.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara and Luca have been skirting the marriage issue, but they do finally talk about it, albeit briefly. Meanwhile, they get some new information about the case.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Toscani, Lara, and Luca are working on the case, but Toscani is clearly distracted. Luca tries to get some information from Gabriele's rival.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Ada provides Luca with some welcome company, food, and gossip. Ginevra communicates the cause of death, while Luca and Lara toss around a couple of different possible hypotheses surrounding the motorcyclist.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca and Lara are doing the best they can to work on the case despite their inner turmoil. Luca's sister wants to help him, but there's a limit to what she can do.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara and Luca go into work mode automatically, to try and solve this new, upsetting case, but they each have private, unhappy thoughts that keep turning around.

Il Commissario Manara - S2EP1 - Matrimonio con delitto - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

By popular request, Manara is back with some new adventures. Everything is in place for a joyous celebration, with wedding bells, but is it too good to be true?

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

A beach party concludes this episode, and season. Love is in the air!

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Emotions are running high in this segment and we're hoping that Lara gets found, and that she's alive.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The tension is almost unbearable for everyone. But when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

We get a taste of what life is like at police headquarters without Luca. We also see that Lara learned some bad habits from Luca, going off on her own on a hunch.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

There are plenty of people—women, actually— to send Luca off on his bus, but he keeps looking around for a certain someone to show up...

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

It's time for Luca to say goodbye to his colleagues and friends. It's a sad moment for everyone.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

In this segment, we see a flashback to Iolanda's murder. She was an honest woman through and through. And it looks like Manara confirms his resignation, now that the case has been solved.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

What would the police do without Lara's aunt Caterina? She knows just where to look to get precious information about the case.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca's mind is going full speed ahead, and this leads him to invite Lara and her aunt to the movies. The outing ends up revealing an extremely delicate and awkward situation, but an important one for the case.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Interrogating the wife of one's boss might be cause for some nervousness, but Manara seems to enjoy it. And Luca also has some news, which slips out very casually.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca is about to pack his bags, but there are still some suspects to question. And Lara has some questions for Luca, too.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

On this last day of Luca's service, everyone is working hard to get to the core of the case.
Lara is trying to pretend things are normal.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP11 - Beato tra le donne - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara's zia Caterina goes to the Spada's mineral water plant, taking Brigadiere with her.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP12 - Le verità nascoste - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara makes an important and unexpected announcement to his colleagues, but gets interrupted by some disturbing news about the town psychic.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP11 - Beato tra le donne - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

This episode has been full of equivoci (misunderstandings, mix-ups), and this final segment is no exception. But we haven't seen the last of Manara!

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP11 - Beato tra le donne - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Some hidden truths are coming out in various sectors.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP11 - Beato tra le donne - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara has a good friend to whom he can speak frankly. Lara's father leaves on the bus. The Spada family gets questioned, but let go almost immediately. Has Luca figured something out?

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP11 - Beato tra le donne - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara's father turns up and has some perspective on her situation with Luca.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP11 - Beato tra le donne - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Now you get to see what an Ape actually is. Ape actually means "bee," and this Ape is a tiny three-wheeled, low-horsepowered mini-pickup truck, very popular in agricultural environments throughout Italy, made by Piaggio. You don't need the same license as for driving a car because it doesn't go very fast at all. But the vehicle works hard and is usually as busy as a bee.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP11 - Beato tra le donne - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

We're all curious to see what Ginevra and Lara have to say to each other when they meet. Meanwhile, Marco Rovetti is nowhere to be found.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP11 - Beato tra le donne - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Talk about frustrating! Why does Luca keep putting his foot in his mouth? And this time it's a whopper!

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP11 - Beato tra le donne - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara and Luca question the people close to Spada, but they are no closer to having a lead. And they don't get much closer to talking over their personal troubles, either.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP11 - Beato tra le donne - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

There's lots of tension between Luca and Lara, plus Luca can't quite believe he is going to be a father.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP11 - Beato tra le donne - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Everyone is in shock after the big surprise. Lara's heart is broken, and Luca is pretty desperate, too. Still, they are professionals, and someone has died in a fire, so like it or not, they are thrown together.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP10 - Un morto di troppo - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicily Tuscan

We're at the end of an episode, the case has been solved, but things don't get tied up quite as neatly as everyone hoped.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP10 - Un morto di troppo - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicily Tuscan

The case has been solved. But emotions are running strong for the women in Luca's life. Each has her own joys or sorrows to come to terms with.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP10 - Un morto di troppo - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicily Tuscan

The truth comes out, and many of the mysteries are revealed.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP10 - Un morto di troppo - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicily Tuscan

Lara is busy, so Luca takes Quattroni along with him to the crime scene in order to imagine what might have happened there. Lara's aunt goes to the book fair.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP10 - Un morto di troppo - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian Tuscan

Things are certainly changing for Luca, with a new house and leaving Ada's hotel. And something is going on with Rosmini, too. There's also new information about the coffin for two.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP10 - Un morto di troppo - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Once again Caterina sees something that starts a chain reaction of questioning down at police headquarters.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP10 - Un morto di troppo - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian Tuscan

Luca's sister has found an apartment for him. Meanwhile, zia Caterina goes to see the old lady.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP10 - Un morto di troppo - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian Tuscan

Everyone is trying to figure out how Giada Mercuri ended up on an air mattress in the swamp. Meanwhile, at the cemetery, new strange things are happening!

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP10 - Un morto di troppo - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian Tuscan

Lara and Luca go to question an old woman who knew the victim. Meanwhile, Teresa is getting to know Lara and her aunt.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP10 - Un morto di troppo - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian Tuscan

Putting the victim's picture in the newspaper has borne fruit. We start matching faces with names.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP10 - Un morto di troppo - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicilian Tuscan

A very strangely arranged dead body has been found, and meanwhile Luca's sister, Teresa, has been busy in Luca's office. And did anyone remember Barbagalli's scooter? Hm.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP10 - Un morto di troppo - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

And we're off and running with a new episode. This time Manara's sister shows up with a nickname for him he'd rather forget...

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP9 - Morte in paradiso - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Manara has an interesting conversation with his boss, another, a bit embarrassing, with his colleagues, and still another (even more embarrassing) with Lara, which brings us to the end of this episode.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP9 - Morte in paradiso - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca finally gets to talk to Ridolfi, but the bank director is quite adept at dodging questions. Lara's aunt has been a bit more successful in getting information.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP9 - Morte in paradiso - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The "murderer" comes in for questioning, and Manara asks him some questions point-blank. Meanwhile Lara's aunt goes to the bank for a new ATM card (called Bancomat in Italian), and learns something interesting pertinent to the case.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP9 - Morte in paradiso - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

A left-handed suspect turns up, and has a bad temper to boot. Luca offers Lara a ride home on his motorcycle...

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP9 - Morte in paradiso - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Some left-handed patients have been found, and the questioning begins.

*To understand captions 40 and 41 more fully, see this vocabulary insight.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP9 - Morte in paradiso - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Luca, as usual, has a run-in with his boss about the case, and then has a run-in with the bank director whose answers are anything but helpful.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP9 - Morte in paradiso - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Federica remembers some "insignificant" details, and Lara discovers a highly significant detail.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP9 - Morte in paradiso - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Lara and Luca are trying to get more information about Bianciardi and about the girl who suffers from memory loss. On a romantic level, Lara isn't making things easy for Luca! It is interesting to notice that in Italian, the terms "Dottore" (abbr. Dott.) and Dottoressa (abbr. Dott.ssa) can also be used for people who have undergraduate degrees or no degree at all. They are used as a formal and obsequious title. It is difficult to find an equivalent in English and many people simplify the title by using Ms./Mrs./Miss. or using no term at all.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP9 - Morte in paradiso - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

The case has just begun and we've already found the murderer. Too easy!

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP9 - Morte in paradiso - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Here we go with an exciting new episode! There are both joys and sorrows in this first segment.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP8 - Morte di un buttero - Part 16

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Episode 8 comes to a close as Sergio shows up with all the paperwork ready for the job "swap." All Luca has to do is sign!

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP8 - Morte di un buttero - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Everything concerning the case becomes clear. There are no happy faces.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP8 - Morte di un buttero - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

For some strange reason, Luca isn't so eager to sign the forms Sergio procures for him. Lara's aunt arrives with some important news.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP8 - Morte di un buttero - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

Lara and Luca are left on their own at the trattoria. They overdo it a bit with the wine, and... The next day, Lara's aunt has to help out once again.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP8 - Morte di un buttero - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Tuscan

The dinner for four is having trouble getting off the ground, and not everyone is thrilled with the situation.

Il Commissario Manara - S1EP8 - Morte di un buttero - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy Sicily

The red soil found in Contini's clothes is looking more and more important. Sergio ends up being helpful to the investigation.

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