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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)
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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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 28 wins & 27 nominations See more »
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A bit fragmented and unhelpful to the uninitiated but still a bleak and realistic drama 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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I Feel the Love (Fratty and Stay Free Radio Mix)See more »

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49 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
A bit fragmented and unhelpful to the uninitiated but still a bleak and realistic drama, 15 October 2008
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Some publications gave Gomorra a perfect rating, while others gave more basic reviews but, in a week where The Times reviewed about 10 new releases and gave this 5 stars and everything else 1 or 2, I decided this was a film I should check out and that The House Bunny could perhaps wait for another time (specifically, when it is the last film on Earth). Gomorra opens with a beauty salon hit which I imagine is meant to introduce us to the violent and treacherous world of the Cammora crime syndicate in the locality of Naples, Italy. As an impacting opening, it does work but the "introduction" idea is sadly where the film is roundly weak and it does mean that it has the potential to confuse.

Before I get a barrage of messages pointing out to me that cousins shouldn't marry, I do not mean that I could not follow the specific threads of the film but just that the film offers nothing to inform the new viewer of the world that we are about to enter. I'm not sure the best of doing this but certainly at first I didn't totally appreciate the scale of the organisation, the structure or the setting and it took me a minute as a result to get into the stories. Unlike similar films, the separate threads never really come together in any way other than they share a grounding in location and the problem of the Cammora. Outside of a specific introduction for those coming in cold, the film does give a sort of introduction to the problem as we first follow one of the characters around the nightmarish, enclosed estate of flats which seems to perform the task of judge and prison-officer as those born into it have little opportunity to escape it and essentially have their fate sealed by virtue of their environment.

Within this feat of architecture we follow several threads including a money-man, a boy getting into the life on the lowest rung, a man starting out in the corrupt world of waste management, a black-market tailor looking to earn a bit more on the side and two young men who decide to seize power in their region from the old, fat men who sit at the top. In terms of engagement, there isn't really a huge emotional draw within the film but instead it all feels very realistic and dead - so it is not so much that you feel for the specific characters so much as you have a constant sense of hopelessness and of how small and petty it all it. This is not the Italian gangsterisms of The Godfather where there is a certain sense of class and aspiration, in Gomorra the top men are trapped in the world the same as everyone else - with more money perhaps but they are not living in mansions or controlling things from a tropical island. The delivery of the film helps this as it is well shot on location and has a hand-held feel of grit and dirt. I didn't really like the technique employed throughout where the focus was on the subject in the close foreground and everything else was blurred, even as it came into play in the scene but otherwise it was well done, with the sudden moments of violence made more impacting by not being seen due to confusion simulated in the camera or by quick editing.

Gomorra has been compared to City of God, Goodfellas and all the other crime films that get wheeled out for reviews. In most ways this is not really a fair description because Gomorra does not have the style and flair of those films, nor do all the narrative threads come together neatly in the way we have come to expect. However it is still an engagingly bleak and realistic look into the world of the Cammora that is well done even if it has flaws. It is not "enjoyable" per se due to the lack of flair, but it is a very good film nonetheless and, like City of God did with City of Men, it offers the potential for a mini-series to further explore and find stories from within this world.

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