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Gomorrah (Gomorra)



Toni Servillo as Franco in <EM>Gomorrah / Gomorra</EM>Directed by Matteo Garrone, Italy, 2008; 137mPhoto Credit: Mario Spada / IFC Films / Film Society of Lincoln Center
Toni Servillo as Franco in
Gomorrah / Gomorra
Directed by Matteo Garrone, Italy, 2008; 137m
Photo Credit: Mario Spada / IFC Films / Film Society of Lincoln Center
Gomorrah (Gomorra)
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  IFC Center  •  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. 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. 

Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author Roberto Saviano 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. Gomorrah is 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.

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.

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



IFC Center Website


Contact: IFC Center
323 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10014 
Tel: (1) 212 924 77 71

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