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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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An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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)
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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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Trivia:
Director Matteo Garrone lived for two months in the infamous Neapolitan quarter Scampia before making the movie.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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109 out of 148 people found the following review useful.
The Labyrinth Gangster Capitalism, 21 October 2008
Author: MacAindrais from Canada

Gomorra (2008) ****

Much of Gomorra takes place in and around a crumbling housing project, that in establishing shots looks as if it were a rotting labyrinth pyramid. The very structure of the film's slums serves itself as a visual metaphor for the Camorra crime institution in Naples. It's a bureaucratic shuffle, rivaling a large capitalist corporation, equally ruthless but in different senses of the term. Their products are drugs, extortion, and toxic sludge. Their version of corporate take-over involves murderously shameless acts of extreme violence.

Matteo Garrone deftly directs Gomorra, based on the novel of the same name by Roberto Saviano. It contains a labyrinth plot serving to depict a labyrinth lifestyle. One storyline focuses on a young boy, Toto, who lives in that decaying pyramid, and wants to join up with the gangsters who run it. By the end of the film, his youth will be shattered, and he'll have done things to those around him that would have seemed unthinkable before. He's the ground soldier in the gangster empire.

Don Ciro is an aging money runner, delivering rations to the families of mob prisoners. He gets increasingly caught between the war between factions within the complexes, and before long takes to wearing a bullet proof vest in fear of his own safety.

Roberto is a college graduate, given a high profile job working with Franco, who runs a scheme disposing of garbage and waste from the city by burying it in the countryside - a move that has sent the cancer rate in the countryside through the roof. Roberto must face his own conscious as he becomes more and more aware of the corruption of work.

Pasquale is a talented designer, who's put to work by his friend and boss completing a contract for dresses in less time than he and the workers should like. At great personal risk to himself, he takes an offer from a Chinese factory boss to gives lessons to his workers. The job means crossing the Comorra, so he is hidden in the trunk on the drive to the factory, with a modified hole behind the backseat so he can stick his head out to breath and chat.

The other storyline follows two Scarface-wannabes who long to be the crime bosses of all bosses. They cross the local boss by stealing drugs from dealers, causing trouble, then by stealing weapons from a mob cache, raising Cain. They are knuckle-heads, a couple of kids too stupid to see the truth behind the phony glorification of the gangster lifestyle.

That phony glorification is entirely absent here. Garrone observes his gangsters with an eye of contempt. There is no Robin Hood imagery in Gomorra. It puts on full display the ruthlessness of the gangster culture. It's a gangster as capitalist world, one where turning to killing kids or a woman is looked down upon, but not off-limits.

The film starts off with a fantastic sequence of tanning machines and surprisingly graphic murder, which would lead one to think that they were moving headlong into a Scorsese-like blood bath of macabre. You'd be wrong though. Gomorra is a very patient film, slowly unraveling its stories. It's clearly influenced by the early Italian Neo-Realists, and also has elements that reminded me of the gangster pictures of Jean-Pierre Melville. Garrone shoots in a documentary style with hand-held camera shots. It jumps between its story lines with utmost patience, which might slow down the film's pace more than many would like or are accustomed to. If you do not realize the scope of the Camorra's activity in nearly all facets of commercial and communal life in and around Naples, the connection between the stories may seem unclear. But that's one of the main services of the picture, to show us just how entrenched the mafia has remained in parts of Italy.

Although mob movies are a dime a dozen, Gamorra enters as a gangster epic with freshness. It's a very European film, and as far as gangster pictures go, with its no nonsense documentary style, and only slowly escalating violence and patience it feels like a unique addition to the genre. Gomorra is sure to split, maybe even downright annoy audiences looking for something more conventional. It defies at least most of the genre's clichés, and aims high with its quiet ambitions.

Gomorra won the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and has been slotted as Italy's official entry into the 2009 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film.

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