- Genre: Docu-Fiction, Action, Police
- Total episodes: 1x100'
- Original title: Sbirri
- Year: 2009
In this unique feature, all sequences of the special anti-narco squad’s actions were filmed live in real undercover operations. To participate, star Raoul Bova lived with members of the elite task force for a month. "THE COP" thus creates a totally innovative cinematic language. Filmed reality interacts and drives a story delivered by a cast of fine actors in total on-the-spot improvisation. The public lives first-hand an unforgettable, revealing and very moving experience.
Successful television journalist Matteo Gatti is determined to investigate the death of his teenage son when he learns that the boy has died from an overdose. Gatti, known as an aggressive, committed reporter, meets agents of an elite police force, a special anti-narcotics squad specially trained to fight drug traffic. Gatti infiltrates the milieu and joins the police in some of their undercover operations.As a father, Matteo is above all desperately seeking to understand his son’s death and find out who is responsible. Perhaps it is also his way of facing the distressing belief that somehow, as a failed parent, he had let his son down.
Totally unsuspecting and unprepared for the world that awaits him, Gatti slowly descends into the daily reality of a living hell. Shocked, stunned, and physically repulsed, he is nevertheless drawn into every harsh and tragic aspect of the phenomenon. He is soon struck by the magnitude of the drug problem and how rapidly and dramatically it has spread, sweeping across all social barriers to destroy thousands of young lives at an ever earlier age. Yet, with each passing day, Gatti also discovers the extraordinary "ordinary" life of each member of the squad. He witnesses how these everyday heroes are ready to risk their lives daily as part of their normal duty. He admires their simple dedication in facing the violence of crime to save just one more young victim.
- Directed by: ROBERTO BURCHIELLI
- Produced by: RAOUL BOVA E CHIARA GIORDANO PER SANMARCO
- Cast: RAOUL BOVA, LUCA ANGELETTI, SIMONETTA SOLDER, ALESSANDRO SPERDUTI
- HD: Yes
- Available languages:
Also available as SCRIPTED FORMAT