Three recent Italian movies--Song 'e Napnle by the Manetti Brothers (2013), Mozzarella Stories by Edoardo de Angelis (2011) and Into Paradiso by Paola Randi (2010)--embrace a new way of representing the Neapolitan Camorra
that employs comedy and refuses to portray Naples in simplistic or prejudicial terms.
Piu che un contro-Stato, come piu volte e stato definito, quello della camorra
e un potere riconosciuto.
The non-profit cooperative operates in the mafia-dominated neighborhood of Barra in the city's east to educate "the children of Camorra
," the Naples mafia, in the art of circus, theater and parkour.
Many reports, based on evidence given by a former Camorra
gang member, said that Scotti had died soon after his escape.
''Against the Camorra
,'' read a banner in the crowd.
The 2008 film, also Oscar-nominated, looks at the Camorra
branch of the mafia and its grip on the people of Naples and Caserta.
Italy's main crime groups - the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, Calabria's 'Ndrangheta and the Camorra
from the Southern city of Naples - have a total annual turnover of 116 billion euros ($151 billion), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says.
Italian immigrants brought both the Mafia and its Neapolitan equivalent the Camorra
across the Atlantic with them in the late 1800s - and it was in the city slums of the US that the two groups merged.
Films include Saint Joan, Breathless (A bout de souffle), Lilith, Pendulum, Paint Your Wagon, Kill!, Les Hautes Solitudes, Camorra
, The French Conspiracy (L'Attentat), and The Wild Duck (Die Wildente).
However, Arena is a convicted Camorra
assassin, serving a life sentence in a Tuscan jail for his part in gunning down three men on the streets of Naples 20 years ago.