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Gomorrah - Toni Servillo, Gianfelice Imparato, Maria Nazionale, Matteo Garrone

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Movie propaganda

Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the province of Naples and Caserta confront every day. They have practically no choice, and are forced to obey the rules of the "System", the Gomorrah. Only a lucky few can even think of leading a "normal" life.

Five stories are woven together in this violent scenario, set in a cruel and ostensibly invented world, but one that is deeply rooted in reality.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film crime Italy Italian Mafia violence ensemble drugs children poverty racism immigrants murder

Persons of interest

  • Salvatore Abruzzese .... Totò
  • Simone Sacchettino .... Simone
  • Salvatore Ruocco .... Boxer
  • Vincenzo Fabricino .... Pitbull
  • Vincenzo Altamura .... Gaetano
  • Italo Renda .... Italo
  • Gianfelice Imparato .... Don Ciro
  • Maria Nazionale .... Maria
  • Salvatore Striano .... Scissionista
  • Carlo Del Sorbo .... Don Carlo
  • Vincenzo Bombolo .... Bombolone
  • Toni Servillo .... Franco
  • Carmine Paternoster .... Roberto
  • Alfonso Santagata .... Dante Serini
  • Salvatore Caruso .... Responsabile
  • Italo Celoro .... Contadino
  • Salvatore Cantalupo .... Pasquale
  • Gigio Morra .... Iavarone
  • Ronghua Zhang .... Xian
  • Manuela Lo Sicco .... Moglie di Pasquale
  • Marco Macor .... Marco
  • Ciro Petrone .... Ciro
  • Giovanni Venosa .... Giovanni
  • Vittorio Russo .... Pirata
  • Bernardino Terracciano .... Zio Bernardino
  • Roberto Saviano .... Author
  • Maurizio Braucci .... Screenwriter
  • Ugo Chiti .... Screenwriter
  • Gianni Di Gregorio .... Screenwriter
  • Matteo Garrone .... Screenwriter
  • Massimo Gaudioso .... Screenwriter
  • Roberto Saviano .... Screenwriter
  • Matteo Garrone .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Despite the expressed desires of certain elements of society, Gomorrah is not the sequel to Sodom: the movie. It is a pun on the word "Camorra", which is the Neapolitan organised criminal community (like the Cosa Nostra in Sicily). So, Italy, organised crime. This is not going to be a comedy.

Gomorrah is full of violence, drugs, lost innocence, poverty, Little Wog Battlers, shooting, bleeding, murder, wads of cash and incomprehensible behaviour (incomprehensible to most of us - only a small percentage of people (those with little or no conscience) can operate within the confines of organised crime). Matteo Garrone presents a bleak look at the Camorra with faded and muted colours, dry and dusty scenery, dilapidated buildings, worn and weary people. The pace drags so you feel like you're trapped in a never-ending nightmare. It's quite torturous. That's in part because it's a European film but also because there are so many stories. It's a bit like the second season of Underbelly: interesting but I was glad to see the end of it. I guess that Sodom was better.

The crime, Italy movie Gomorrah is directed by Matteo Garrone and stars Toni Servillo, Gianfelice Imparato, Maria Nazionale.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Languages: Italian
  • Special features:
    • Deleted scenes
    • Documentaries: Making-of
    • Interviews
  • Subtitles: English

Government security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Strong violence and drug use)

Surveillance time

137 minutes (2:17 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 14 May 2009
DVD: 29 September 2009

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