Based on the novel by Roberto Saviano (Gomorrah), Piranhas tells the story of a group of teenage boys discovering guns and girls and the heady excitement of power, with no sense of consequences. Fifteen-year-old Nicola (a charismatic performance from newcomer Francesco Di Napoli), lives with his mother and younger brother in the Sanità neighborhood of Naples, a place that has been controlled by the Camorra mafia for centuries. Ambitious to get ahead, Nicola becomes a debt-collector for the local mafia gang. Dreaming of a life lush with designer clothing and elite nightclubs, Nicola and his naïve group of friends begin selling drugs—an entryway into the violent, power-hungry world of crime that becomes all-consuming, threatening their innocence, their relationships and the safety of their families. When a major police bust leaves a power vacuum in the local criminal scene, Nicola and his gang seize the opportunity to take charge. Winner, Best Screenplay, 2019 Berlin Film Festival. (Fully subtitled)
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