A criminal known as Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership (Lebanese is followed by his cohorts Freddo and Dandi) take place over twenty-five years, from the 1970's into the '90's, and are inseparably intertwined with the dark history of modern Italy: terrorism, kidnappings and corruption at the highest levels of government. Throughout these years Police Lieutenant Scialoia sticks to the gang's trail, trying both to bring them to justice and to win the heart of Dandi's girlfriend Patrizia. Written by
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Roberto Saviano, author of the book 'Gomorrah', on which both the feature film and television series are based has been under 24 hour armed police protection for the past decade. Saviano claimed, that when the book was first released gang members passed copies around as gifts, but as the title gained popularity worldwide, his life became under imminent threat. See more
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