Pioner Cinema » Piranhas (La paranza dei bambini)
  • Drama, crime
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  • 2019
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  • 115 min.
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  • Italy
  • director: Claudio Giovannesi
  • cast: Francesco Di Napoli, Viviana Aprea, Mattia Piano Del Balzo, Ciro Vecchione, Ciro Pellechia
  • language: Italian with Russian subtitles
  • restrictions: 18+

Claudio Giovannesi and Roberto Saviano are the authors behind the TV show Gomorrha (Gomorra), about the everyday lives of the Naples Mafia, and they return once again to the streets of Italy’s criminal capital. But this time, they focus on very young boys, obsessed with the deceptive appeal of life on the other side of the law. They are only fifteen, and they want money, luxury brands, and new scooters. They play with guns like children, and aren’t afraid of either death or jail. They’re ready to take risks to take power in the criminal district of Sanita. With all the carelessness of youth, they get mixed up in a war that will soon take everything from them, from friendship and love ultimately to life itself.

The film won the Silver Bear for best screenplay at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival.


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