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Title:
Gomorrah
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Criterion Collection, 2009.
ISBN:
9781604652239
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
System Details:
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen (2.35:1); 5.1 Dolby Digital surround.
Target Audience:
Not rated.
Series:
The Criterion collection ; 493
Language:
Italian
Language Note:
Italian dialogue with optional English subtitles.
General Note:
From the book Gomorra by Roberto Saviano.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Awards:
Winner, Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival 2008.
Contents:
Disc 1: Feature ; Original theatrical trailers -- Disc 2: Special features: "Making of" documentary (Fandango Productions, 2008, directed by Melania Carucci, ca. 62 min.) ; Interview with director Matteo Garrone (2009, ca. 23 min.) ; Interview with actor Toni Servillo (2009, ca. 14 min.) ; Interview with Roberto Saviano (directed by Melania Carucci, 2009, ca. 43 min.) ; Actors featurette (ca. 11 min.) ; Deleted scenes (ca. 13 min.).
Abstract:
Five disparate tales of Naples' mafia underworld, where men and children are caught up in a corrupt system that extends from the housing projects to the world of haute couture. Adapted from the best-selling expose by undercover Italian reporter, Roberto Saviano.
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Summary

Adapted from Roberto Saviano's controversial non-fiction book, Matteo Garrone's crime drama Gomorrah examines how organized crime reaches deep into every facet of life in Naples, Italy by telling the tale of over a dozen different characters. Among the main protagonists is a pair of wannabe thugs who take their cue from movie gangsters, a grocery-delivery boy who must learn to kill, and a criminal mastermind who plots to make a fortune while dumping toxic waste near overpopulated communities. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi


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Library Journal Review

Basing his work on the explosive expose by Roberto Saviano that made the Mafia insider a marked man, director Matteo Garrone brings an unsentimental realism to his portrait of the insidious reach of the Camorra in Naples, Italy. Balancing a handful of interconnected story lines of crime syndicate involvement in areas including textile making, drug dealing, and waste management, this unflinching film navigates a milieu of casual amorality coupled with the constant threat of violence. Not for the faint of heart. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.