Adapted from a novel by Roberto Saviano, the renowned author of Gomorrah, Piranhas brings the cruelty of adolescence and the arms and indifference in the face of death of the world of crime to the silver screen. The film made its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, and the eponymous “piranhas” denote an “armed gang” in mafia jargon. The particular piranhas in this film are the 15-year-old Nicola and his friends, who pace the streets of Naples with machine guns and buy expensive clothes with the money they earn from their work for the mafia. Featuring young amateur actors, the film observes how the mafia of the future is growing up in our day and the kind of media bombardment they are under, as well as looking into how the adolescent state of mind is affected by the world of crime.
*Suitable for viewers aged 15 years or older. Includes elements of violence and behaviors that may set a bad example.
Director: Claudio Giovannesi
Cast: Francesco Di Napoli, Viviana Aprea, Mattia Piano Del Balzo
2019 | Drama – Crime | 105′ | Italian, with Turkish subtitles
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