Organised crime clans fight wars and make fleeting alliances in the dynamic and ever-shifting underworld of the poverty-stricken Naples, Italy. Gennaro, the son and heir of the Savastano clan, and Ciro Di Marzio, one of this clan's officers, have great ambition to advance to ever-greater heights. The path ahead is bloody and cruel, and their families will be put at risk.Written by
Roberto Saviano, who penned the book 'Gomorrah', on which the television series and feature film were based, has been under 24 hour armed police protection for the last decade. Saviano claimed that when the book was first released that gang members passed it around as gifts, but as it grew in popularity his life became under imminent threat. See more »
On flicking through the TV one night I stumbled onto this at Episode 8 (I learned later). I'm not a big fan of subtitled series, but I found the lead role's mohawk haircut interesting enough to keep me tuned in for longer than usual. The rest is history. Once you start watching Gennnaro Savastano (played by Salvatore Esposito) you will be addicted. The macho man of all macho men, he looks like he could burst you with one right hook. As if one magnetic actor wasn't enough, along comes Salvatore Conte (played by Marco Palvetti), a suave slickster with an instantly addictive accent and way of expressing himself. The action is constantly moving at perfect pace, the settings are beautifully contrasted. Everything about this series is brilliant, even the bit-part players are magnetic, one such character brilliantly named Tonino Spiderman. This is a must-own series for all gangster movie/TV series buffs, and the great thing about it is, not a lot of people know just how mind-blowingly brilliant it is.
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