The Squadron

Clipper Media

Written and Directed by
Claudio Camarca

Sandro Bartolozzi

Director of Photography
Antonello Sarao

Benedetto Sanfilippo

Live sound recording
Marco Fazzalari
Domenico Rotiroti
Stefano Civitenga

Riccardo Cimino

Executive producer
Barbara Meleleo

A production
Clipper Media in collaboration with Rai 2
with the support of
Fondazione Calabria Film Commission
Regione Calabria
Regione Lazio – Fondo regionale per il
Cinema e l’audiovisivo

Press office

© Clipper Media


Pressbook EN

The Special Armed Forces, Helicopter Squadron of Calabria Hunters, was created in 1991 in the southern Italian region of Calabria, close to Sicily, in order to stop the multiple actions of what has become, the fiercest Mafia in the world, called ‘Ndrangheta. It’s members called ‘Ndranghetisti started by kidnapping people to finance the purchase of arms and became more and more powerful in the international narco-traffic.

The Squadron has been fighting a daily war on the field, penetrating the woods of a difficult region, were everyone knows each other, but “nobody has seen or heard anything”. Small poor villages where workers, farmers and shepherds, act through ancient primitive unwritten rules and rituals. An unbreakable structure of strong family ties in a tight community. Members of the ‘Ndrangheta, still living or with direct ties to the region, control a global holding company with deep connections in five continents, from Germany to Sydney, from Toronto to Johannesburg, from Dubai to Hong Kong, with money laundering from narco-traffic, recycling of toxic waste, human smuggling, prostitution, construction.