Milan, in the present. Fernando, the son of Ugo Piazza, is a brilliant criminal lawyer whose mother Nelly has raised him to be a different man than his father ever was. But when €100,000 vanishes in the city, in a case of wire fraud, and the prime suspect is a client of none other than the attorney Fernando Piazza, that surname carries a certain amount of baggage, and associations are going to be made. Above all, if the company that got scammed is just a front for one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet: the ‘Ndrangheta. Milan, Calabria, Frankfurt, Moscow, and Antwerp are just a few of the moves Fernando will have to make on the chessboard, in the game of life he needs to play to win. And to take on a opponent like this one, Fernando is going to have to pull out all the stops.
“Calibro 9 is a film that connects the dots between the narrative of the criminal underworld in the late ‘70s and the workings of the mob today. It’s an unblinking look at the ‘Ndrangheta, a multinational of crime lords that has long outgrown not only its native Calabria, but also Italy and Europe itself. The action plays out against a love story thwarted at every turn by the blood ties pulsing in all the players involved. It’s a Godfather that alternates action sequences out of John Woo and intensely romantic intervals.”