Commissario Brunetti

Commissario Brunetti

Episodes 11 & 12 the Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries

DVD - 2011 | German
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Death in a strange country. The body of a young man in found floating in a canal, and later is identified as a U.S. health inspector.
Episode 11: Death In A Strange Country - The body of a young man found floating in a Venetian canal has been stripped of all valuables, except for a very visible packet of cocaine. Episode 12: A Sea Of Trouble - When the murder of two fishermen brings Brunetti to investigate the island of Pellestrina's tight-knit community, the villagers close ranks and say nothing.
Publisher: [Germany] : ARD Degeto : Bavaria Media, c2011, p2005.
Branch Call Number: GER DVD 791.45 COMMISSA
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 179 min.) : sd. col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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ilovewhippets
Nov 30, 2018

A wonderful German TV series, filmed in Venice, based on the book series written by a well-known American author, living in Venice, Donna Leon!
The cast is personable and likeable! Acting is superb! The mystery stories are fascinating and intriguing! The cinematography of Venice is breathtakingly gorgeous!
I highly recommend this Donna Leon series!

I don't know why people are put off by a German language dialogie! It is amusing, actually! It was originally filmed for the German audience by a German film company, after all! The English subtitles are easy to read! A Wonderful series!

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allegory2you
Aug 18, 2018

Germans in Venice (not so far fetched after all)

German merchants arrived in Venice in the 13th century and contributed to the wealth of the city. Fondaco dei Tedeschi was their trading centre and restricted living quarters and they stayed for many centuries.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fondaco_dei_Tedeschi

As well, Venice has been (what we now call a multicultural society) for many centuries: Apparently, "at the end of the Middle ages, foreigners constituted no fewer than 15,000 to 20,000 persons, and perhaps many more, out of a population of around 100,000 to 110,000.[17]." This included "foreigners" from the Veneto as well as elsewhere from Italy but also persons from southeastern Europe and Greece. The largest two identifiable groups of foreigners were Greeks and Germans. Please see this essay: "Venice and its minorities": https://primolevicenter.org/printed-matter/venice-and-its-minorities/

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Arjava
Oct 09, 2014

This is a silly attempt at bringing off Italian characters using the German language -- a cultural misfitting.

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