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Piranhas (2019)

La paranza dei bambini (original title)
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A gang of teenage boys stalk 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 & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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
Ar Tem Ar Tem ... Tyson
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
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Renato Carpentieri
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A gang of teenage boys stalk 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Neapolitan

Release Date:

13 February 2019 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Piranhas See more »

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:

$2,285,086
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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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Nature abhors a vacuum
9 June 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

This afternoon, I discovered this rather interesting film without having preliminary read the eponymous book written by Roberto Saviano and published in 2018: a band of eight teenage boys still eating chocolate cookies and arguing with the little brother when a packet of biscuits was emptied without their preliminary agreement, take opportunely advantage of the fall of the Mafioso of their Neapolitan district to become caliph instead of the caliph, like Iznogoud in the famous cartoon created by René Goscinny and Jean Tabary, but with ethics and values like Vito Corleone played by Robert De Niro in The Godfather: Part II (1974). I recognized the mesmerizing atmosphere of Naples, with its manifold alleys as hilly as lively. Moreover, the cast is overall of high quality, especially the main actor Francesco Di Napoli.


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