“A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples’ Organized Crime System”
Gomorrah, the acclaimed Italian crime-drama from director Matteo Garrone and the Grand Prix winner at last year’s Festival de Cannes, has just earned the stamp of approval from Martin Scorsese.
The film which is in theaters now, carries the presentation credit “Martin Scorsese Presents”.
Gomorrah, based on the book of the same name by Roberto Saviano, offers an inside look at the Camorra, a mafia-like criminal organization originating in the region of Campania and the city of Naples in Italy. It is Italy’s official submission in the Academy Awards’ foreign-language film category.
“Matteo Garrone’s ‘Gomorrah’ is a tough, forceful look at the Neapolitan underworld, I admire the bluntness of this picture and the devotion of Garrone and his actors in their pursuit of a terrible truth. Gomorrah is despairing, but it’s also enlightening and, because of its frankness, strangely heartening.” – Martin Scorsese
Check out the New Yorker review here and then the trailer:
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