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Matteo Garrone's GOMORRAH is a dense, sprawling expose of the corruption plaguing the communities of Naples and Caserta in modern-day Italy. The all-powerful Camorra syndicate...Read more
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Riveting, Powerful yet disturbing at times.
very stark, very bleak, very dark, but the truth about the degradation of the camorra and its destructive persistence in naples.

in the extreme poverty and lack of ...Read more
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Superb Movie.
Superlative movie. Gritty, ultra-real and totally engrossing, well worth the money. It was rightfully lauded by the European Film Festivals, it's just a masterpiece that works...Read more
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    Matteo Garrone's GOMORRAH is a dense, sprawling expose of the corruption plaguing the communities of Naples and Caserta in modern-day Italy. The all-powerful Camorra syndicate influences the lives of even the most innocent citizens. In a manner similar to THE WIRE, Garrone tells his story from many different angles, resulting in a complex narrative that often feels novelistic. In many cases, the revolving stories never overlap or intersect. While that may be jarring to those viewers who are used to having their strings tied neatly for them by a film's conclusion, Garrone's decision results in an experience that feels much more honest and true. We witness the syndicate's impact from the top down and from the inside out, following a cavalcade of characters who are all trying in their own ways to escape the deadly world in which they live.




    Based on the book by Roberto Saviano, Garrone's crime epic is a powerful indictment of the corruption that is running rampant in Italy. His decision to present such a wide spectrum of characters enables him to show just how deeply everyone is impacted by this terrifying, unchecked display of criminal power. Cinematically, he employs a dizzying array of styles in order to further establish the frighteningly ungoverned atmosphere that pervades this community. GOMORRAH succeeds as both visceral entertainment and thoughtful social commentary.


    Credits
    Leading Role 1Salvatore Abruzzese
    Leading Role 2Salvatore Ruocco
    Leading Role 3Vincenzo Fabricino
    Additional Roles byCarlo Del Sorbo, Vincenzo Altamura, Salvatore Striano, Italo Renda, Maria Nazionale, Gianfelice Imparato, Simone Sacchettino
    Director 1Matteo Garrone
    ScreenwriterMatteo Garrone

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    Region2
    Release FormatDVD
    Rating15
    Release Year2009
    GenreThriller
    Additional GenreGeneral
    LanguageItalian
    Subtitle LanguagesEnglish
    Running Time132 minutes
    EAN5055201806031

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    Riveting, Powerful yet disturbing at times.

    Created: 14/02/09
    very stark, very bleak, very dark, but the truth about the degradation of the camorra and its destructive persistence in naples.

    in the extreme poverty and lack of hope, the children are recruited into the crime gangs and forced to pick sides, leading to death and betrayal.

    the acting is superb and convincing in this beginningless and endless tale of corruption. drugs on a low level and the cynical contracts to dispose of toxic waste in illegal landfills on a 'higher' level, all combine in a kind of inferno.

    only one small ray of hope when one boy - roberto - decides to get out of the 'life.'

    a powerful indictment of a society abandoned by government and ruled by fear, this film is hard to watch at times, but i found it riveting and one of the most powerful movies i have seen for years, and a welcome antidote to all those robert de niro glossies about the american mafia.

    this is what really happens.
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    Superb Movie.

    Created: 10/03/10
    Superlative movie. Gritty, ultra-real and totally engrossing, well worth the money. It was rightfully lauded by the European Film Festivals, it's just a masterpiece that works on a number of levels. The double disc version has a host of worthy extras including interviews and cut scenes. For any fan of the genre or European Cinema in general, the advice is, buy it.
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    I fell asleep zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

     | No, I wouldn't recommend this product.
    Created: 02/05/12
    Second time trying to review this, refreshed screen but lost it but the upshot is I fell asleep!This was something between a film and a documentary/fly on the wall type viewing.
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    what a film,and for the price,theres no excuses...

     | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Created: 14/08/11
    after reading the book,of this true story i couldnt wait to get the film.I was not disapointed.brutal,savage,and stays with you well after the veiwing...beg,steal,or borrow...great...if you like goodfellas,city of god,etc,youll love it...
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    Bellisimo!

    Created: 21/10/09
    Keeping it brief, this is a brilliant film which displays the organised crime groups in southern Italy exactly as they are- unglamorous, ruthless and very dangerous. This is not the Romanticised film I expected after reading some biased reviews on the internet but a masterpiece and a future classic. I’d recommend this to anyone who is bored of the same recycled, stale American films. Particularly fans of City of God or classic American gangster films like the Godfather or Scarface.
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