Days of Inspector Ambrosio

Days of Inspector Ambrosio (Italian: I giorni del commissario Ambrosio) is a 1988 Italian crime film directed by Sergio Corbucci.[1][2] It is loosely based on several novels written by Renato Olivieri.[3]

Days of Inspector Ambrosio
Italian theatrical release poster by Enzo Sciotti
Directed bySergio Corbucci
Produced byClaudio Bonivento
Screenplay byGiorgio Arlorio
Cesare Frugoni
Sergio Corbucci
Story byGiorgio Arlorio
Cesare Frugoni
Based onInspector Ambrosio
by Renato Olivieri
StarringUgo Tognazzi
Carlo Delle Piane
Carla Gravina
Claudio Amendola
Pupella Maggio
Music byArmando Trovajoli
CinematographyDanilo Desideri
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Numero Uno International
Distributed byConsorzio Italiano Distributori Indipendenti Film (CIDIF)
Release date
  • October 21, 1988 (1988-10-21)
Running time
96 minutes


A few days before Inspector Ambrosio’s holiday, a usual bank robbery takes place opposite his house. Then a playboy dies in a car “accident” that points to murder. The Inspector finds that his chief witness, a timid violinist and his drug-addicted daughter were closely involved with the victim. Can he “clear his desk” in time for his well-earned break?



  1. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  2. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. ISBN 8877424230.
  3. Roberto Curti. Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland, 2013. ISBN 1476612080.

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