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Gomorrah (2008)
"Gomorra" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  16 May 2008 (Italy)
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An inside look at Italy's modern crime families.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Salvatore Abruzzese ...
Totò
Simone Sacchettino ...
Simone
Salvatore Ruocco ...
Boxer
Vincenzo Fabricino ...
Pitbull
Vincenzo Altamura ...
Gaetano (as Gaetano Altamura)
Italo Renda ...
Italo
Francesco Pirozzi ...
Michele
Antonio Aiello ...
Farrel
Vincenzo Caso ...
Enzo
Anna Sarnelli ...
Totò's mother
Salvatore Russo ...
O'Lungo
Antonio Spina ...
O'Zi Bi
Francesco Paesano ...
O'Chiatto
Marco Stanchi ...
Killer in tanning salon
Armando Irace ...
Killer in tanning salon
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"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia. Written by anonymous

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Opening Weekend:

$5,532 (USA) (19 December 2008)

Gross:

$1,577,639 (USA) (5 June 2009)
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Director Matteo Garrone lived for two months in the infamous Neapolitan quarter Scampia before making the movie. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie you can clearly see the character named "Amerigo" (America) belly moving, when his dead body remains on the chair, where he has been having his nails cut. See more »

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Featured in The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2009) See more »

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Written by Daniele Stefani and G. Bousier
Performed by Daniele Stefani
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Surely the most truthful gangster movie yet
11 October 2008 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Just back from seeing this. Still a bit shell-shocked. First impressions that it's up there with the very best. The last scene in particular was worthy of Bunuel at his most vengeful. Yes, it's in that league. Very tough indeed. Not a trace of sentiment. Entirely plausible performances. Taut and highly original direction, documentary style. Some of the set locations are just jaw dropping - be they natural or man-made. Some brilliant touches - shots panning back to reveal an entirely different context, the camera lingering on facial expressions of those left behind by the action, or on fear, or shock. A devastating commentary on life amongst the poor in modern Italy, this is as far removed from even the best Hollywood gangster movies as it is possible to imagine. The only American comparison might be with Scorsese's "Mean Streets" - but there you are invited to empathise with characters (especially the one played by Harvey Keitel) and it is still possible to romanticise De Niro's depiction of Johnny Boy. There are no such avenues offered here. The traditional gangster movie denouement is contemptuously thrown away in the first five minutes. Not for the fainthearted but if you appreciated Bunuel's "Los Olividados" or "Pixote" or "Salaam Bombay" then this is for you.


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