"Fabio Montale (2002) ... Alain Delon ... Koch Vision (2007)
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 08/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Koch Vision present "FABIO MONTALE" (Released: 3 January 2002) (291 mins/Color) (Dolby Digital) --- In Marseille, France, is the location for this crime-thriller, anything can happen which follows a cop (played by Alain Delon) as he tries to fight corruption at every turn --- for the first time for the U.S. audiences, the best-selling crime novelist Jean-Claude Izzo's riveting character Fabio Montale comes to life in a TV Mini-Series.
Under José Pinheiro (Director), Jean-Claude Izzo (Screenwriter), Philippe Setbon (Screenwriter), Jean-Pierre Guérin (Producer), Véronique Marchat (Executive Producer), Serge Perathoner (Music Score), Jannick Top (Music Score), Jacques Boumendil (Cinematographer), Jean-Daniel Fernandez-Qundez (Editor) While the French may not be known for their explosive TV, this summer, KOCH Vision may change minds with the release of the gripping mini-series, FABIO MONTALE, based on the crime fiction of best-selling French writer Jean-Claude Izzo --- When they were first published, the "Marseille Triology" and its protagonist cop Montale were a smash among French readers and beyond --- And, in 2002, the trilogy ("Total Chaos", "Chourmo", and "Solea") was explosively adapted for the small screen, with César award-winning French actor Alain Delon in the titular role --- Now, U.S. audiences will have the opportunity to experience the seedier side of France in this collectible 2-DVD set from Koch Vision--- get your passport stamped for excitement, intrigue and danger at every turn in this explosively intriguing series, a sure thrill ride for all the fans of this genre!
1. Alain Delon
Date of Birth: 8 November 1935 - Sceaux, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France
Date of Death: Still Living
2. Jean-Claude Izzo (Author/Screenwriter)
Date of Birth: 20 June 1945 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Date of Death: 26 January 2000 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
3. José Pinheiro (Director)
Date of Birth: 13 June 1945 - Paris, France
Date of Death: Still Living
This set contains all three episodes:
1. Fabio Montale: Total Chaos
2. Fabio Montale: Chourmo
3. Fabio Montale: Solea
Great job by Koch Vision --- looking forward to more high quality titles from the BBC Collection film market --- order your copy now from Amazon or Koch Vision where there are plenty of copies available on DVD, stay tuned once again for top notch releases --- where they are experts in releasing long forgotten films and treasures to the collector.
Total Time: 291 mins on DVD ~ Koch Vision KOCV6449 ~ (8/14/2007)"
Alain Delon Revisited
Gheorghe Weisz | Burlington, ON Canada | 01/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Alain Delon plays again his favorite role, that of a rugged "seen it all, done it all" police inspector, in this made for TV series of movies. All action is happening in Marseille, with its corrupt political and police systems, with its new French social problem, aka a significant Arab minority. Fabio Montale, the central character is investigating crime in the city, in the background of a beautiful Marseille, haunted by his childhood and his friends gone on their separate ways. One can still get glimps of Delon's boyish charm and his unique style of acting. It is a pretty good show."