Rome, 1960s. Three young criminals, Lebanese (Pierfrancesco Favino
), Ice (Kim Rossi Stuart
) and Dandy (Claudio Santamaria
), decide to take a step up from the streets of Rome into the world of organized crime.
It’s the birth of a smart and ruthless organization which soon crushes all its rivals assuming total control of the drugs trade, whilst imposing brutal criminal laws on Rome. Their progress and changes in leadership take place over twenty-five years, from the 1970s into the '90s, and are inseparably intertwined with the dark history of modern Italy: terrorism, kidnappings and corruption at the highest levels of government.
As the three friends head to the end of an era where all vendettas are executed and scores are settled only one question remains, who will be left standing…