The Ruthless



Milan, Italy, 1967. Santo Russo, a boy of Calabrian origin, arrives north with his parents and younger brother to find better living conditions. Due to an absurd misunderstanding and his father's contempt, Santo ends up in prison, where he gets a “true education.” In 1978, he and his friends Slim and Mario embark on a 15-year criminal career, a successful and ruthless spiral of robberies, kidnappings, murders and heroin smuggling.

  1. Renato De Maria

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Federico Gnesini


  3. Valentina Strada


Top Billed Cast

  1. Riccardo Scamarcio

    Riccardo Scamarcio

    Santo Russo

  2. Sara Serraiocco

    Sara Serraiocco


  3. Alessio Praticò

    Alessio Praticò

    Salvatore 'Slim' Mammone

  4. Alessandro Tedeschi

    Alessandro Tedeschi

    Mario Barbieri

  5. Marie-Ange Casta

    Marie-Ange Casta


Full Cast & Crew

The Ruthless
The Ruthless


Original Title Lo spietato

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 19, 2019


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget -

Revenue -



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