Official Selection out of Competition | 110 min | 2019


Watch Trailer

About the Film


This big screen adaptation of Roberto Saviano’s bestseller The Piranhas revolves around the ferocious world of budding teenage crime bosses in Naples, known as the paranza, as they jockey for power. The film follows six fearless boys as they race on their scooters, deal drugs, and use the city’s rooftops for assault rifle practice. Little by little, they gain control of larger areas, fighting against other paranze and forging alliances with old, declining bosses. The film won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the 69th Berlinale.

Film Info

Section Official Selection out of Competition
Year 2019
Length 110 min
Language Italian with subtitles in English and Arabic
Country Italy

Film Credits

Director Claudio Giovannesi
Screenplay Roberto Saviano, Maurizio Braucci, Claudio Giovannesi
Cinematography Daniele Ciprì
Music Andrea Moscianese, Claudio Giovannesi
Editing Giuseppe Trepiccione
Producer Carlo Degli Esposti, Nicola Serra
Production Company Palomar
Sound Design
Sound Emanuele Cicconi
Cast Francesco Di Napoli, Viviana Aprea, Mattia Piano Del Balzo

Film Contacts

Directed by: Claudio Giovannesi