Gomorrah (2008) Poster



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  • Gomorra is a 2006 book by Italian journalist Roberto Saviano. Because it melds together both fictional and non-fictional elements, Gomorra has been called the New Italian Epic. The novel was adapted for the screen by Saviano and screenwriters Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Massimo Gaudioso, and Matteo Garrone (who also directed the movie). Edit

  • Gomorra is a play on words, refering to both the biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the Camorra, a high-crime, mafia-type organization that works out of the city of Naples, Italy. Edit

  • Gomorra intertwines five stories of individuals whose lives are touched by the Camorra. One story revolves around Don Ciro (Gianfelice Imparato), an aging money runner who comes between two feuding clan factions. Another storyline focuses on Totò (Salvatore Abbruzzese), a 13-year old delivery boy who is accepted into the Camorra. The story of Roberto (Carmine Paternoster) revolves around his coming to grips with the Camorra's toxic waste management. In the fourth story, fashion designer Pasquale (Salvatore Cantalupo) crosses the Camorra. In another storyline, two knucklehead gangster wannabees, Marco (Marco Macor) and Ciro (Ciro Petrone), also come up against the Camorra. Edit

  • The movie language is officially Italian, although most of it is acted in strict Neapolitan dialect. For English-speaking audiences, there are subtitles. Edit



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