RIS Delitti Imperfetti
GenreCrime drama
Created byPietro Valsecchi
Directed byAlexis Sweet (seasons 1-3)
Pier Belloni (season 4)
Fabio Tagliavia (seasons 5-6)
Francesco Miccichè (seasons 7-8)
StarringLorenzo Flaherty
Nicole Grimaudo
Filippo Nigro
Stefano Pesce
Ugo Dighero
Giulia Michelini
Gea Lionelo
Giamperdo Judica
Nino D' Agata
Paolo Maria Scalondro
Leonardo Treviglio
Romina Mondello
Micaela Ramazzotti
Fabio Troiano
Michele Venitucci
Giorgia Surina
Jun Ichickawa
Magdalena Grochowska
Euridice Axen
Primo Reggiani
Mary Petruolo
Marco Rosseti
Claudio Castargiovani
Simone Gandolfo
Lucia Rossi
Perluiggi Coralo
Country of originItaly
Original languageItalian
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes144 (list of episodes)
Production
ProducerPietro Valsecchi
Production locationsParma, Italy
Camera setupGianni Mammolotti (series 1)
Claudio Bellero
Lorenzo Adorisio (seasons 2 and 3)
Running time45'/50'
Release
Original networkCanale 5
Audio formatstereo
Original releaseJanuary, 2005 –
present
External links
Website

RIS Delitti Imperfetti is an Italian television series, created in 2004 by Pietro Valsecchi, broadcast since January 2005 on Canale 5. The title, where RIS is an acronym for Reparto Investigazioni Scientifiche (an actual, real-life unit of the Carabinieri, the Italian gendarmerie), could be approximately translated into English as Unit of Scientific Investigations: Imperfect Crimes. As the title indicates, the series is a crime drama, focusing on the scientific aspects of crime investigations, in a similar vein to the popular American TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (though RIS is not a remake thereof).

Plot summary

The Series follows the team of forensics who are trying to solve the case with help of evidence. Head of the R.I.S in first five seasons was Ricardo Venturi and in last three seasons Lucia Brancato. Location of the series is in Parma (seasons 1-5) and Rome (seasons 6-8). The change of location was made because Ghirelli (who has been in Parma in 4th and 5th season) and Flavia (who had been in Parma in 5th season) moved in Rome at the beginning of the 6th season.

Characters

Character Played by Position Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Riccardo Venturi Lorenzo Flaherty Captain Main N/A
Anna Giordano Nicole Grimaudo Lieutenant Main N/A
Fabio Martinelli Filippo Nigro Lieutenant/Captain Main Guest N/A
Davide Testi Stefano Pesce Lieutenant Main N/A
Vincenzo De Biase Ugo Dighero Sergeant Main N/A
Francesca De Biase Giulia Michelini Main Recurring Main N/A
dr. Claudia Morandi Gea Lionello Medical Examiner Main N/A
Bruno Corsini Giamperdo Judica Lieutenant Main N/A
Giacomo Tosi Nino D'Agata General Main Recurring N/A Recurring N/A
Edoardo Rocchi Paolo Maria Scalondro Captain N/A Main N/A
Luca Grassi Leonardo Treviglio N/A Main N/A
Giorgia Levi Romina Mondello Lieutenant N/A Main N/A
Sara Neli Micaela Ramazzotti N/A Main N/A
Daniele Ghirelli Fabio Troiano Lieutenant/Captain N/A Main
Giovanni Rinaldi Michele Venitucci Lieutenant N/A Main N/A
Michela Riva Giorgia Surina Lieutenant N/A Main N/A
Flavia Ayroldi Jun Ichickawa Subliutenant N/A Main N/A
dr. Veronica Gambetta Magdalena Mochowska N/A Main N/A
Lucia Brancato Euridice Axen Captain N/A Main
Constanza Moro Mary Petruolo Sublieutenant N/A Main N/A
Emiliano Cecchi Primo Raggiani Sublieutenant N/A Main
Bartolomeo Dossena Marco Rossetti Lieutenant N/A Main
Guido Brancato Claudio Castargiovanni Captain N/A Main N/A
Orlando Serra Simone Gandolfo Lieutenant N/A Main
Bianca Proetti Lucia Rossi Sublieutenant N/A Main
Ernesto Rambaudi Perluiggi Coralo Captain N/A Recurring Main

Episodes

Series Episodes Originally broadcast
Series premiere Series finale
1 12 11 January 2005 16 February 2005
2 16 9 January 2006 20 February 2006
3 16 15 January 2007 20 February 2007
4 20 17 January 2008 20 March 2008
5 20 13 January 2009 18 March 2009
6 20 18 March 2010 20 May 2010
7 20 22 March 2011 24 May 2011
8 20 3 October 2012 28 November 2012

Remakes

The series has successfully spawned three remakes; a French R.I.S, police scientifique, German R. I. S. – Die Sprache der Toten and Spanish RIS Cientifica.

See also