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Gomorrah -- Winner of the Grand prize at Cannes, and Golden Globe nominated, Gomorrah tells the captivating true story of Italy's contemporary Camorra mafia.

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Director:
Writers:
Roberto Saviano (book)
Maurizio Braucci (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
16 May 2008 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 28 wins & 27 nominations See more »
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With everything into consideration, film is too well choreographed that it becomes as intimidating as the organization that it exposes. See more (121 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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
Lucia Cerullo ... Woman in tanning salon
Leonardo Caforio ... Gigante
Dora Angelone ... Maria's friend
Angelo Aliberti ... Man in quarry
Luigi Caputo ... Luigi
Gabriele Rainone ... Policeman
Anna Liparulo ... Neighborhood Girl
Giuseppina Cervizzi ... Neighborhood Girl
Antonietta Restelli ... Neighborhood Girl
Rosa Granato ... Neighborhood Girl
Antonio Amato ... Totò's friend
Antonio Bastelli ... Totò's friend
Domenico Caruso ... Totò's friend
Fabio Corvietto ... Totò's friend
Gaetano di Tota ... Totò's friend

Gianfelice Imparato ... Don Ciro
Maria Nazionale ... Maria
Salvatore Striano ... Scissionista
Carlo Del Sorbo ... Don Carlo (as Carlo del Sorbo)
Vincenzo Bombolo ... Bombolone
Salvatore Troie ... Cashier
Rosaria Capuozzo ... Cashier
Addolorata Tenizio ... Widow
Andrea Mincione ... Ex-serviceman
Claudio De Lucia ... Palo

Toni Servillo ... Franco
Carmine Paternoster ... Roberto
Alfonso Santagata ... Dante
Massimo Emilio Gobbi ... Entrepreneur
Salvatore Caruso ... Quarry director
Antonio D'Angelo ... Baron
Roberto Comacchio ... Trucker
Salvatore Lorino ... Wounded trucker
Ibrahim Yacoubou ... Captain
Fortunato Cerlino ... Farmer's son
Enza Castaldo ... Farmer's daughter
Denis Bajrami ... Kid driving truck
Gianni Jasar ... Kid driving truck
Bjaran Memed ... Kid driving truck
Tetik Nesim ... Kid driving truck
Italo Celoro ... Farmer

Salvatore Cantalupo ... Pasquale
Gigio Morra ... Iavarone
Ronghua Zhang ... Xian (as Zhang Ronghua)
Emanuela Villagrossi ... Northern entrepreneur
Manuela Lo Sicco ... Pasquale's Wife
Ettore Cuocolo ... Accountant
Riccardo Zinna ... Entrepreneur
Maria De Fortis Nadi ... Serena
Linhe Zheng ... Interpreter
Guoquine Long ... Long (as Long Guoqine)
Ciro Petrone ... Ciro
Marco Macor ... Marco
Giovanni Venosa ... Giovanni
Vittorio Russo ... Vittorio
Bernardino Terracciano ... Bernardino
Costantino Migliaccio ... Gang member
Marcello D'Angelo ... Gang member
Santolo Matrone ... Gang member
Tommy Terracciano ... Night club cashier
Giuseppe Terracciano ... Killer at the beach
Adolfo Crisato ... Killer at the beach
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alda D'Eusanio ... Herself (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)
Pasquale Fernandez ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Matteo Garrone 
 
Writing credits
Roberto Saviano (book)

Maurizio Braucci (screenplay) &
Ugo Chiti (screenplay) &
Gianni Di Gregorio (screenplay) &
Matteo Garrone (screenplay) &
Massimo Gaudioso (screenplay) &
Roberto Saviano (screenplay)

Produced by
Laura Paolucci .... production delegate
Domenico Procacci .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Marco Onorato 
 
Film Editing by
Marco Spoletini 
 
Casting by
Costanza Boccardi 
Alessandra Tutolo 
 
Production Design by
Paolo Bonfini 
 
Costume Design by
Alessandra Cardini 
 
Makeup Department
Alessandro Bertolazzi .... makeup designer
Dalia Colli .... makeup artist
Daniela Tartari .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gianluca Chiaretti .... production manager
Gianni Di Prisco .... assistant unit manager
Valerio Palusci .... unit production manager
Michela Rossi .... production director
Claudio Zampetti .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrea Tagliaferri .... assistant director
Gianluigi Toccafondo .... first assistant director (as Gian Luigi Toccafondo)
 
Art Department
Gianni Cuorvo .... props
Luca De Stefano .... props
Gennaro Gallo .... props
Alberto Landolfi .... props
Paola Peraro .... assistant production designer
Fabrizio Petito .... props
Sergio Vitolo .... props
Blazej Wasiak .... property master (as Wasiak Blazej Przemysl)
 
Sound Department
Daniela Bassani .... sound editor
Jo Caron .... adr and foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Christopher Eakins .... sound effects editor
Andrea Fiorentini .... sound master
Guy Francoeur .... foley artist
Maricetta Lombardo .... sound
Luca Novelli .... boom operator
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound recordist
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Leslie Shatz .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Fabrizio Cucinotta .... film scanner and recorder operator: efilm
 
Stunts
Daniele Nguyen .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurizio Augelli .... generator operator
Davide Bartoletti .... grip
Maurizio Broglio .... electrician
Vincenzo Busiello .... electrician
Fabio Clemente .... key grip
Italo Clemente .... grip
Antonio Cuomo .... assistant electrician
Jonata d'Aria .... assistant electrician
Greta de Lazzaris .... assistant camera (as Regine De Lazzaris)
Massimo Dechellis .... electrician (as Massimo De Chellis)
Matteo Garrone .... camera operator
Eleonora Patriarca .... first assistant camera
Marco Perfetti .... grip
Euglen Sota .... video assist
Mario Spada .... still photographer
Marcello Tallone .... chief electrician
Piergiorgio Grande .... video assist (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giovanni Addante .... assistant costume designer
Rachele Borriello .... dress maker
 
Editorial Department
Mario Cinotti .... assistant editor
Angelo Francavilla .... color technician
Giovanni Guardi .... post-production coordinator
Carlo Macagni .... technical editor
Alessandro Pagnini .... technical supervisor
Antonio Salvatori .... color technician
Giuliana Sarli .... assistant editor
Monica Verzolini .... post-production
Neri Nazzareno .... final colorist (uncredited)
Daniela Sarli .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Giovanni Guardi .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Antonio Altea .... accountant
Gennaro Aquino .... location manager
Adelina Arcidiaco .... production coordinator
Barbara Balsamo .... advisor: documents
Luigi Busiello .... production secretary
Vincenzo Busiello .... production secretary
Melania Cacucci .... backstage
Tatiana Caratelli .... administration
Manuela Cavallari .... press office: collaborator
Marinella Di Rosa .... press office: collaborator
Gaetano di Vaio .... production secretary
Adele Gallo .... crowd marshall
Paolo Giulietti .... administrator
Camillo Leporati .... set technician
Francesco Melis .... production secretary
Simona Morgantini .... administrator
Bianca Manuela Nesi .... administrator
Massimiliano Pacifico .... crowd marshall
Barbara Pierro .... young actors supervisor
Michele Quartullo .... set technician
Tarek Ricci .... set technician
Francesco Ruggiero .... production secretary
Francesca Santi .... continuity
Martin Scorsese .... presenter: USA release
Daniela Staffa .... press office
Elio Terribili .... set technician
 
Thanks
Nino D'Angelo .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gomorra" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
137 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Italy's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) (TV).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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Soundtrack:
Un giorno d'amoreSee more »

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109 out of 159 people found the following review useful.
With everything into consideration, film is too well choreographed that it becomes as intimidating as the organization that it exposes., 24 July 2008
Author: crey014 from Auckland, New Zealand

Garners more respect than a spot on favorites list, "Gomorra" chronicles five seemingly disconnected stories with one thing in common: all are heavily influenced by a criminal organization run by the Camorras, an ominous mafia organization with a tight grip on Naples, Italy. Stylishly delivered, with extra kudos on editing and cinematography, Film will no doubt attract fans of the violent underworld, but might be disappointed by its verite approach, even if it perfectly captures reality, as such. Absolute antithesis to depiction from the American mafia, film is gritty and has zero entertainment value but in retrospect, picture was produced with such depressing intentions.

Multi plot film features more on characters attracted by the allure of the Camorras than the Camorras themselves. The five stories were plucked out from a novel by Roberto Saviano: the non-fiction that thrived on the best seller's list in Italy. Stories range from a coming of age teenager wanting to be identified with the mafia to a fresh university graduate looking for a promising vocation. Through varying levels of perspectives: from the violent eyed to the diplomatic, "Gomorra" stuns as it lists the organization's almost totalitarian control over the underbelly of Italy. It creates the impression of a country rotting from the inside out. With each story written by a different writer, what could have been an interconnection disaster is controlled well by director Matteo Garrone.

Ambitiously edited, fine balance between chaos and narrative is clearly defined by Marco Spoletini. First 40 minutes won't bode well for viewers looking for an easy diversion, as it is edited to confusion creating the illusion that the film started midway. Nonetheless, the stories do emerge, to great relief and from there on out, film would have established its style to a keen audience.

Cinematography, too is top notch. Marco Onorato paints Italy with a dull set of colors, resembling more of a third world purgatory rather than a honeymooner's travel brochure. Even Venice's bright reds and blues are muted with grey and brown with a hint of overexposure. Overall effect adds stupendously to the film as it gives it a sense of space and absolutely squashes any sense of hope an over-reader might derive.

Accuracy is greatly appreciated here. Film tries to blurry lines between dramatic film and documentary with impressive results. Details are all intact: dialogue is accurately more dialect derived, shooting locations seem extracted from a news clip and most thesping is done on dead-on accuracy by first timers.

With production values on stratospheric levels, film's overall intention is transparent: absolutely naught empathy is allowed, allowing audiences to soak in the moody atmosphere and simply co-exist with the protagonists clearly tested by circumstance. This will be its main predicament in garnering a more universal success as it asks a lot from an audience whose expectations might lean towards the slick of "Cidade de Deus".

With everything into consideration, film is too well choreographed that it becomes as intimidating as the organization that it exposes. Multiple plays won't be troublesome as every single detail here has a sense of subtext of tragedy unwilling to be diluted by repetition. However, might only be uncovered by fans willing to revisit.

Picture won the Grand Prize of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

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