Piranhas

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sat, Apr 13, 2019 7:10 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Tue, Apr 16, 2019 9:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:La paranza dei bambini
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Drama
Crime
Adaptation
Literature
Coming-of-Age
Literary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:110 min
Country/Region:Italy
Language:Italian
Print Source:Music Box Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAjgpT9N9VY
Cast/Crew
Director:Claudio Giovannesi
Executive Producer:Gian Luca Chiaretti
Producer:Marco Camilli
Margherita Murolo
Luigi Pinto
Davide Nardini
Carlo Degli Esposti
Nicola Serra
Cinematographer:Daniele Cipri`
Screenwriter:Maurizio Braucci
Roberto Saviano
Claudio Giovannesi
Editor:Giuseppe Trepiccione
Composer:Andrea Moscianese
Claudio Giovannesi
Principal Cast:Francesco Di Napoli
Viviana Aprea
Mattia Piano Del Balzo
Ciro Vecchione
Ciro Pellechia
Ar Tem
Alfredo Turitto
Pasquale Marotta
Luca Nacarlo
Carmine Pizzo
Valentina Vannino
Aniello Arena
Roberto Carrano
Adam Jendoubi
Renato Carpentieri

Description

Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Screenplay at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, Italian director Claudio Giovannesi's Piranhas tells of a band of teenage boys growing up in Rione Sanità, Naples, who slowly drift into the city's criminal underworld. Led by a cast of superb young actors, the film delves into the harsh realities the boys face as the allure of fast wealth, position and power lead them deeper into the illegal undercurrents of society. Convinced that crime will buy them the life they dream of, their gradual loss of innocence is a silent process that leaves them little room to escape another system of empty promises of freedom. During pre-production for the film, Giovannesi led a six-month casting search that auditioned nearly 4000 kids for the film's teenage roles.

Director Biography

Claudio Giovannesi

Claudio Giovannesi was born in 1978 in Rome, Italy. A graduate of Sapienza University of Rome, Giovannesi is known for critically praised films Alì Blue Eyes (12) and Fiore (16).


Press

"It is a fiction, based on real experiences, of teenage gangsters with grownup violence, grownup paranoia and grownup guns: which is to say, the infantile mannerisms of the grownup professional criminals." - The Guardian


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