Peppino is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio, a handsome young man fascinated by Peppino's work. Peppino, in turn, becomes ... See full summary »
Vittorio is looking for a woman who matches his ideal. Through a classified ad he meets Sonia, a sweet, pleasant, intelligent girl. However, she weighs 125 pounds -- which according to ... See full summary »
A criminal known as The Libanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their ... See full summary »
Zippo is a bizarre little 8-minute short about a man with zippers all over his body, which he uses as pockets to store various surprising items. When a mouse accidentally gets "under his ... See full summary »
The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, ... See full summary »
Francesco Di Leva
"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
Matteo Garrone did it again! Garrone is for sure one of the most talented directors that Italian cinema has had in the last years (just think about 'The Embalmer') and now with 'Gomorra' he gives us another reason to wait for every of his next projects with trepidation! I didn't read the book of Saviano (there has been so much talking about it in the last year that i just simply felt like if somebody else did it for me - plenty of reviews and comments everywhere!), but his success was so huge that i believe it was a big challenge to do a movie from that material! Well, i think that all the expectations have been satisfied and the movie is powerful, gripping, touching, wonderfully acted and very well written. Shooted in the real locations - which gives more power to the subject - this movie deserves a big box-office success and it should be useful to a political level to try to do something for this 'hell on earth'. P.S. Toni Servillo in his role is once again stunning!
57 of 110 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?