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Rail-thin teens blasting automatic weapons; a police raid on a decrepit modernist housing project; a Fellini-esque bulldozer chugging along an otherwise empty beach at sunset – these images from Matteo Garrone's unforgettable crime drama GOMORRAH will swirl in your mind's eye for days. Based on the internationally acclaimed book by Roberto Saviano who is still in hiding with a death threat on his head from the Camorrah. Winner of Grand Prix at Cannes, Italy's Oscar (R) entry, winner of best film, director, actor and screenplay at the European Film Awards; winner of Spirit Award and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for best foreign film. Stripping every last pretense of romanticism from the Godfather Trilogy. – Schaefer, BOSTON HERALD. "A furious and brilliant engagement with the times we live in." A.O. Scott, NY TIMES. "A corrosive and ferociously unsentimental fictional look at Italian organized crime" – Dargis, NY TIMES. From IFC Films.
"Gomorrah" is an up-close look at the violent underworld of the Camorra, Naples' deadly organized crime group. This film is a must for connoisseurs of the gangster genre, but be warned: "Gomorrah" does not contain the romanticization of mob life, as portrayed in "The Godfather" and similar films. This is not a criticism, as "The Godfather" is an all-time favorite. The point here is that "Gomorrah" is a very different kind of gangster movie. It shares more in common with "City of God" than with most other crime films.