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Company Profile


Palomar, founded by Carlo Degli Esposti in 1986, is one of the oldest independent Italian television and cinema production companies, a market leader in Italy in the drama sector for the main TV networks.


Since its inception, Palomar has worked across television and cinema, producing dramas, docudramas, movies, information programs and entertainment. So far, more than 100 productions have been completed and distributed, providing some of the most successful prime-time TV dramas of the last ten years. For TV, amongst other titles, Palomar is the producer of Inspector Montalbano, the Young Montalbano, Murders at Barlume and Maltese.


On the film side, the company has produced award-winning movies like Leopardi, Feather, the Fury of the Patient Man and Happy Prince.

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Company Highlights



Genre:                  Film TV - Crime
Director:              Alberto Sironi
Screenplay:         Francesco Bruni, Salvatore De Mola, Leonardo Marini
Cast:                    Luca Zingaretti, Cesare Bocci, Peppino Mazzotta, Sonia Bergamasco


Since 1999, the year in which the first episode "The Thief of Snacks" was broadcast, the character invented by the magical pen of Andrea Camilleri, played by Luca Zingaretti, has become an unavoidable friend of the Rai 1 audience, winning new public for each film and unanimous consensus. The most successful, award-winning and acclaimed TV movie collection has now reached 30 films overall. The success of the Vigata Commissioner's stories, in addition to the first ever-winning visions of the evening with ratings of well over 11 million viewers and 44% share, has been consolidated over the years thanks to the replies that have enlivened the evenings of the Italians with over 140 issues in prime time, continuing to get recordings even at the sixth or seventh television show. But the success of "Il commissario Montalbano" does not stop at our country, in fact it was the first Italian series sold abroad and over the years it has been broadcast in over 60 countries between Europe and the rest of the world obtaining an excellent public success also in very different countries for audiences like Great Britain and the United States. Montalbano has been broadcast on all continents from Asia to South America, passing through Iran, making the whole world a true and proper Italian audio-visual excellence.



Genre:            Detective
Director:         Gianluca Maria Tavarelli
Screenplay :   Leonardo Fasoli, Maddalena Ravagli
Cast:               Kim Rossi Stuart


This is the story of a murder investigation that becomes a bigger case involving mysterious disappearances and more killings. Commissario Maltese is led to uncover a complex system of corruption and lawlessness, with assassins and criminals working alongside powerful but untouchable citizens, including government figures. During the investigation, Maltese risks his own life, clashing with murderers who have been sent to kill him. He sees friends and associates murdered and almost loses the woman he has fallen in love with. At the end of the tunnel, a truth as painful as it is unexpected awaits him – such truth will not only be key in his investigation, but it will also unravel an important mystery from the past which had strongly affected him for as long as he can remember: the death of his father. 


C21:Drama Awards

Grand Prox Europa 



Genre:             Drama/Thriller
Director:         Raúl Arévalo
Screenplay:     Raúl Arévalo, David Pulido
Cast:                Antonio de la Torre, Luis Callejo, Ruth Diaz


A hard-working single mother and wife of a getaway driver who is about to be released is approached by an unassuming and gentle man, completely unaware though of his inscrutable and utterly impelling motives.

26 wins & 25 nominations, among those 5 Goyas: Best Film, Best New Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress

THE HAPPY PRINCE 2018 (Co-Production with Maze Pictures)
Genre:             Drama/Thriller
Director:         Rupert Everett
Screenplay:     Rupert Everett
Cast:                Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Tom Wilkinson


The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.



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