Gomorrah / Gomorra
Matteo Garrone, Italy, 2008; 137m
Based on Roberto Saviano’s bestselling book, Matteo Garrone’s electrifying mob movie weaves together five stories of the Italian organized crime empire known as the Camorra, whose reach from the heights of haute couture to the depths of toxic waste is coolly observed in all its attendant brutality. The great Neapolitan director and actor Toni Servillo heads a strong cast as a lethally smooth businessman in a sharp suit who specializes in the illegal dumping of corporate poisons. Winner of the Grand Prix 2008 at Cannes. An IFC Films release.
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