It’s February 17th, 1992. A second-tier politician, Mario Chiesa, is arrested in Milan. Not such an unusual event, but this one turns out to be very different. This is an arrest that will trigger a series of investigations the like of which Italy has never seen before – Tangentopoli. Also known as “Clean Hands”, this period offered Italy real hope of a bright future, free of corruption.
In this 10 part series, an idea by actor Stefano Accorsi comes brilliantly to life – how did this scandal affect ordinary Italians? Six lives are woven throughout the real-life facts and characters in an attempt to unravel the complexities of Tangentopoli, and to begin to empathise with Italians as the illegalities that have been woven into the system’s fabric begin to unravel.
Truly gripping television.
4 x DVD
Language: Italian (with English Subtitles)
Run time: 10 eps x 51 min (approx)
Rating: MA15+ (Stong themes, drug use, sex scenes and nudity
Director: Giuseppe Gagliardi
"Vaunts a classy cinematic look, from high quality lighting and production design to a sophisticated storyline... Fiction is never going to beat Italian history for sheer entertainment value."
- Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
"The team behind 1992 represents Italy's new creative class."
- Ariston Anderson, Hollywood Reporter