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Gomorrah (2008)

Gomorra (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 10 April 2009 (USA)
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An inside look at Italy's modern crime families.

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Cast

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

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Opening Weekend:

€45,070 (Belgium) (7 September 2008)

Gross:

$1,577,639 (USA) (7 June 2009)
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Trivia

The scene where Pasquale sees Scarlett Johansson on TV wearing one of the tailor's dresses is based on a factual item from the book. However, the celebrity in question was Angelina Jolie at the Oscars. Matteo Garrone was unable to obtain that footage so used images of Johansson at the Venice Film Festival in 2006 instead. 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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Featured in The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2009) See more »

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Performed by Sandy Chambers
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a gripping mafia film
27 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm writing mostly as a reaction to this film's relatively low IMDb rating...i think along with The Tree of Life with its almost shockingly low 6.7 rating, Gomorrah is, literally, the most underrated recent film on here. This documentary style crime mosaic is essential viewing, plain and simple. If you want to get a true sense of what modern organized crime is about, how it operates, how it permeates a particular place and how it effects individuals, look no further. Gomorrah is unflinching, uncompromising, devoid of glamour or conceit, it puts you right into its unforgiving and hopeless milieu.

There is no excess narrative fat here, no style for style's sake...it's probably the truest description of an organized crime network i've seen


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