D: Matteo Garrone
Fandango/RAI (Domenico Proacci)
Italy 🇮🇹 2008
W: Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni DiGregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso & Roberto Saviano [based on the novel by Roberto Saviano]
DP: Marco Onorato
Ed: Marco Spoletini
Salvatore Abruzzese (Toto), Gianfelice Imparato (Don Ciro), Ciro Petrone (Ciro), Maria Nazionale (Maria), Toni Servillo (Franco)
Based on investigating reporter Roberto Saviano's novel, Gomorrah portrays the Mafia culture so deep-rooted in the Italian city of Naples that almost every person in the populace has some link to the criminal hierarchy.
This film was marketed as the Italian version of 'Goodfellas', though this is far more gritty, almost like a docudrama, setting it vastly apart from Martin Scorsese's 1990 crime drama.
The film presents a bold statement and an important message and should be watched once, but is far too long and complex to merit repeat viewings.