Gomorrah (2008)

Starring: Salvatore Cantalupo, Gianfelice Imparato, Maria Nazionale, Toni Servillo, Gigio Morra, Salvatore Abruzzese

Directed by: Matteo Garrone

UR. 137 mins.

An admirable and realistic portrayal that is oddly flat and unengaging. Adapted from Roberto Saviano’s controversial non-fiction book, this crime drama examines how organized crime reaches anyone and everyone in ways we may not realize. Gomorrah focuses on the lives of over a dozen different characters in Naples, Italy and though it’s authenticity is undeniable, this film is difficult to follow and extremely bleak. Nonetheless, the thrills are authentic and Garrone’s unsentimental vision of the mafia is unlike any other. This feels more like journalism rather than art – * * *


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s