2010, district of Casal di Principe, on the outskirts of Naples. This is where Antonio Iovine, boss of the Neapolitan Mafia, has been hiding out for more than fourteen years.
The Boss Hunt is inspired by real-life events and the incredible sting operation, which brought to the capture of the boss, carried out by an organized anti-mafia unit in Naples.
The investigation activities, which were carried out by few men and even fewer resources, are described by the character of the police commissioner, Michele Romano (character based on Vittorio Pisani, the policeman in charge of actually capturing the boss).
This surprising and spectacular operation, result of the individual courage of a handful of men, is the heart of the events told, woven with their personal experiences.
Agents Arturo, Salvo, Rosanna and young Carlo are committed to the investigative mission that everyone considered impossible. But they are willing to pay a very high price to succeed putting at stake both their own lives and those of their loved ones.
From the conspiring world inside the district of Casal di Principe, Anna is also involved in The Boss Hunt. Anna, Iovine’s very young female sutler who is both a bit accomplice and victim of the boss, is used by the team to identify the boss’ hide-out. Anna’s character embodies a process of transformation and liberation that comes from the transgressive force of her feelings for Emilio, a young man from Casal di Principe that has never had anything to do with the Camorra.