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Gomorrah -- An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families.
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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)
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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 29 wins & 27 nominations See more »
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Italian Gangster 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Five Stories (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Is "Gomorra" based on a novel?
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75 out of 103 people found the following review useful.
Italian Gangster, 21 October 2008
Author: Max_cinefilo89 from Italy

In 2003, Giancarlo De Cataldo, a judge-turned-novelist, wrote Romanzo Criminale (Crime Novel in English), a largely truthful recollection (only the names were changed) of the Magliana gang, a Roman crime organization he had sentenced to prison. Three years later, Neapolitan journalist Roberto Saviano wrote Gomorra, a first-hand, non-fiction analysis of how organized crime controls everything in his native region. The book was the result of months of direct contact with the people who keep the System (the gangsters themselves refuse to use the word Camorra, which can be considered the local version of the Sicilian Mafia) and became a huge success, the downside of which was Saviano receiving multiple death threats from the people he'd exposed and being forced to live with a permanent police escort. The reason I'm mentioning both books is they were both made into successful films (Gomorra even walked away with the Grand Prize of the Jury at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival), with one crucial difference: Romanzo Criminale is very good, but does at times, as implied by the title, feel like a novel, a fictional story. Gomorra, on the other hand, using the same raw, in-your-face style as City of God, throws the viewer into a new, scary world - the real deal.

Director Matteo Garrone, who co-wrote the screenplay with a bunch of collaborators (including Saviano himself), wisely decides to ditch the book's first-person storytelling, the only (possible) reference to the author being a young man named Roberto who helps businessman Franco (Toni Servillo) close a series of suspicious deals with various companies in the North of Italy (Venice is explicitly shown). Franco's line of work, which will sound amusing to anyone who's watched The Sopranos, is waste management, though not of the legal kind. His story is one of five that constitute the film's narrative: along with him, there's also Don Ciro (Gianfelice Imparato), who pays the family members of imprisoned crooks; Pasquale (Salvatore Cantalupo), a tailor whose life is at risk because of his contacts with the Chinese (Italians don't like competition) and whose work ends up being worn by celebrities like Scarlett Johansson (Angelina Jolie in the book); and then there are two different examples of young blood, one a loyal boy who runs errands for his drug-dealing neighbors, the other two young punks who have watched Scarface way too often (a reference to the fact that a real-life Camorra boss had his villa designed exactly like Tony Montana's) and think they can take over.

An ensemble gangster flick, then. Not quite: this is no Altman movie, which means the separate plot strands never once cross paths. This is because Gomorra doesn't set out to be a real, straightforward story, but rather offer a series of bleak, extremely real examples of how the Camorra (or the System, though neither word is ever spoken in the film) controls everything. Aside from the documentary-style cinematography and anxious cutting, the highest degree of realism comes from the cast: the only really famous actor in the film is Servillo, familiar from Paolo Sorrentino's filmography; the rest have a theatrical background or, in the case of the kids especially, were taken directly from the street (the movie was shot on location, and rumor has it the mother of a Camorra boss asked for a cameo). This shows most clearly in the way they speak: with few exceptions (Franco most notably), the characters' Neapolitan dialect is so strong the film had to be subtitled in most parts of Italy. Garrone and Saviano's message is clear: this isn't your usual genre flick, it's something else - something palpable, something real, something terrifying.

Gomorra's top achievement is that it doesn't play to the stereotype of Italy being nothing but the home of gangsters. On the contrary, it pinpoints a sad fact, its intent being to denounce and make aware, never to glorify. Sure, it opens with a shootout that could remind of Goodfellas (still one of the best first-hand crime tales) or The Sopranos, but even those masterpieces are too smooth and polished next to the gritty, unsettling universe that emerges from this film. It's dirty, brutal, scary. And it simply has to be seen.

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