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Piranhas (2019)

La paranza dei bambini (original title)
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A gang of teenage boys stalks the streets of Naples armed with hand guns and AK-47s to do their mob bosses' bidding.

Director:

Claudio Giovannesi

Writers:

Roberto Saviano (novel), Claudio Giovannesi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
8 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Francesco Di Napoli Francesco Di Napoli ... Nicola
Viviana Aprea Viviana Aprea ... Letizia
Mattia Piano Del Balzo Mattia Piano Del Balzo ... Briatò
Ciro Vecchione Ciro Vecchione ... 'O Russ
Ciro Pellechia Ciro Pellechia ... Lollipop
Artem Tkachuk ... Tyson (as Ar Tem)
Alfredo Turitto Alfredo Turitto ... Biscottino
Pasquale Marotta Pasquale Marotta ... Agostino
Luca Nacarlo Luca Nacarlo ... Cristian
Carmine Pizzo Carmine Pizzo ... Limone
Valentina Vannino Valentina Vannino ... Madre di Nicola
Aniello Arena ... Lino Samataro
Roberto Carrano Roberto Carrano ... Caminiello
Adam Jendoubi Adam Jendoubi ... Aucelluzzo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renato Carpentieri ... Don Vittorio
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A gang of teenage boys stalks the streets of Naples armed with hand guns and AK-47s to do their mob bosses' bidding.

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The Kids Are Out To Play

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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The protagonist had not auditioned, had never enrolled in drama schools but as a job he was a baker and was taken for the right script for the type of boys See more »

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Live for today !
16 October 2020 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

The popularity of Italian language gang movies and TV shows has risen to high level in recent years and we have Gomorrah and Suburra to thank for that and while Piranhas isn't quite up to their standards, it's still an interesting look at the underclasses in Napoli .

Six 15-year-old boys deal drugs and use assault rifles to rule their neighborhood in Naples, interested only in making money, wearing designer clothes and surviving in a world where they believe they have no future.

There isn't much of a story in this film . It flows like the boys lives . Without a care . The kids live for today and that's the way the movie is made . Not a great deal of structure but plenty of spontaneity. They probably know things are never going to turn out well but they are going to enjoy it while they can .

Exactly as it did watching it .


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Neapolitan

Release Date:

13 February 2019 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,898, 4 August 2019

Gross USA:

$23,494

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,298,525
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2.39 : 1
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