On n'est plus à Vérone, mais à Naples, et le langage est le dialecte de la rue. Encore enfants, ces jeunes Romeo & Juliette sont aussi désespérés qu'attachants === We are no longer in Verona, but in Naples, and language is the dialect of the street. Still children, these young Romeo & Juliet are as desperate as they are endearing
Great exampe of a movie that does not want to be epic and dramatise juvenile misfortunes in a 'land' without father and state. Read about how the 6-months-long casting went on, and how Giovannesi worked on character building through making the young actors 'friends' in real life. Very well shot as well. [https://www.filmidee.it/2019/02/la-paranza-dei-bambini/ good review by Filmidee]
The opening of the film was tremendously incredible: a full experience among the neapolitans kids in the "Fire Wars"- it was 100% documentary. All the kids in that group made me rethink my 15-year-old phase. I had, back in day, a similar experience between my friends - a strong need of being part of a tribe, of a group. I've to say that during the film i was afraid of dying like them - i lived the same things. Bravo!