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.