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Gomorrah (Gomorra)

GomorrahPhoto courtesy or IFC Films 
Photo courtesy or IFC Films 
Gomorrah (Gomorra)
NEW YORK  •  Lincoln Plaza Cinemas  •  Ongoing

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 Camorra. 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. Official Entry, Italy - Best Foreign Language Film - Academy Awards 2008. An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families.

Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has been assigned police protection. Known by insiders as 'the System', the Camorra, an organized crime network with a global reach and large stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs and toxic-waste disposal, exerts a malign grip on cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast is the deciding factor in why Campania has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer and on a construction site, both controlled by 'the System', and as a waiter at a Camorra wedding. Born in Naples, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to help an eighteen-year-old victim, left for dead in the street. Gomorrahis both a bold and engrossing piece of investigative writing and one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.

Cast: Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino, Salvatore Ruocco, Vincenzo Fabricino, Vincenzo Altamura
Matteo Garrone, director
Domenico Procacci, producer
written by Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni di Gregorio & Matteo Garrone & Massimo Gaudioso & Roberto Saviano
IFC Films

written by Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni di Gregorio & Matteo Garrone & Massimo Gaudioso & Roberto Saviano
produced by Fandango, RAI Cinema

Contact: Lincoln Plaza Cinemas
30 Lincoln Plaza
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd
New York, NY 10023
Tel: (1) 212 757 22 80

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