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Mafia critic saviano at the berlinale

Mafia critic saviano at the berlinale

Despite all threats, anti-mafia author wants to continue writing in the future and not be incarcerated under any circumstances. "I am calm, i will continue to pay," said the italian journalist, who lives under personal protection, on tuesday at berlinale. In the competition, the 39-year-old presented the film version of his novel "la paranza dei bambini (piranhas)". Also the third and last german contribution went on tuesday into the race for the cash prizes.

Roberto saviano’s safety is a recurring topic, partly because italian interior minister matteo salvini of the right-wing lega threatened last year to have the personal protection saviano received because of death threats put on trial.

The author, internationally known for his book "gomorrah" about the mafia in naples, is one of the harshest public critics of the italian government. At the berlinale, he also took a sharp swipe at the interior minister, calling the political situation in italy "very serious".