Italian cinema is not easily crossed the Alps. Fortunately, we can count on streaming platforms to provide us with content and discover the producers from the Boot and their works. The Bastards of Pizzofalcone is a miniseries from a few years ago, shot in 2017.
Throughout its 6 episodes of its only season, it transports us in an adaptation of the novels of the same name by Maurizio De Giovanni. Beware, however, that the episodes are quite long.
The viewer is transported to a police station in Pizzofalcone, in the Neapolitan region. At first glance, the police and Naples are not two things that one would automatically put together. The Amalfi city makes you think of the mafia and soccer rather than law enforcement. Crimes are inevitably involved. And the first episode begins with the dismissal of 4 policemen involved in drug trafficking. A brigade is thus without staff. The chief of the station will fill them, but probably not in the most efficient way.
Indeed, the new team is made of people with different backgrounds and sometimes opposite characters. In fact, it is their disunity that unites them the most. Despite this, they will team up and give their best.
The series does not transcend, but it offers another cinema with other codes, while Italy is so close to us. That said, the themes speak to us very well and are current in our country too!