In the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the former East Germany opened its doors to the world. A chance for change and progress, but also an opportunity for the Italian Mafia to establish ties and spread their criminal agenda. The investigative documentary, “Uncovering the ‘Ndrangheta: How The Italian Mafia Took Over East Germany,” delves into a major, still unknown anti-Mafia case against the infamous ‘Ndrangheta in East Germany.
Viewers are taken on a gripping and enthralling journey where they will discover this undocumented history of organized crime in East Germany. With exclusive access to the ‘Ndrangheta clan’s base in Calabria, southern Italy, the filmmakers reveal how the Mafia infiltrated entire East German cities and regions. It uncovers the extensive cooperation between Italy and Germany and outlines how organized crime structures are still active in East Germany today, posing a significant threat to democracy and social cohesion.