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Gomorrah (2008)

Gomorra (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 10 April 2009 (USA)
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Scampia Vele is the corbusian architecture which has become a stronghold for Mafia of Naples, Italy. The movie is based on the immortalized book of Roberto Saviano.

Director:

Matteo Garrone

Writers:

Roberto Saviano (book), Maurizio Braucci (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Salvatore Abbruzzese Salvatore Abbruzzese ... Totò (as Salvatore Abruzzese)
Simone Sacchettino Simone Sacchettino ... Simone
Salvatore Ruocco ... Boxer
Vincenzo Fabricino Vincenzo Fabricino ... Pitbull
Vincenzo Altamura Vincenzo Altamura ... Gaetano (as Gaetano Altamura)
Italo Renda Italo Renda ... Italo
Francesco Pirozzi Francesco Pirozzi ... Michele
Antonio Aiello Antonio Aiello ... Farrel
Vincenzo Caso Vincenzo Caso ... Enzo
Anna Sarnelli Anna Sarnelli ... Totò's mother
Salvatore Russo Salvatore Russo ... O'Lungo
Antonio Spina Antonio Spina ... O'Zi Bi
Francesco Paesano Francesco Paesano ... O'Chiatto
Marco Stanchi Marco Stanchi ... Killer in tanning salon
Armando Irace Armando Irace ... Killer in tanning salon
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Storyline

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia. Written by anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Neapolitan | Italian | Mandarin | French

Release Date:

10 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gomorrah See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,532, 21 December 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,577,639, 7 June 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,861,529, 31 December 2009
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fandango, Rai Cinema, Sky See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Special safety measures were required so that Roberto Saviano could attend the film's international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie you can clearly see the character named Amerigo belly moving, when his dead body remains on the chair, where he has been having his nails cut. See more »

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gritty faux-realism
13 January 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

This is a collection of five stories about people who are touched by the gritty Neapolitan crime world. There is a gang war erupting. Don Ciro is a scared middleman. He is jumped by the other side and forced to take them back to his location. Roberto works in waste management and his boss Franco is dumping toxic wastes. Pasquale works as a high fashion tailor controlled by the mob. He moonlights for their Chinese competitor but it goes wrong. Marco and Ciro are young gangster wannabes. They get in over their heads.

This is a great faux-realistic take on the modern mob. It opens with a bang. I will always remember the waste disposal because of the subject matter. The two youngsters are probably the most compelling characters. There are some ups and downs. It's a disjointed watch. It's a wide-ranging take on the subject and proves to be an effective one.


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