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Published on Oct 22, 2014
Hard-hitting, Italian crime drama directed by Matteo Garrone, based on the non-fiction book by Roberto Saviano, who was forced into hiding after the book's publication. The film takes an unglamorous look at the extent to which the city of Naples is controlled by the Camorra mob, a network of families whose influence extends beyond the underground world of organised crime and into the everyday running of the city. Five intertwining stories show the effects of mobster rule on Neapolitan citizens from all walks of life.
“Shakespearean tragedy crossed with The Godfather and the best bits of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” AA Gill
“A touch of Tarantino” The Independent
“The new, must-see Mafioso series” The Spectator
“Italy’s answer to Breaking Bad” Sight & Sound
“Like The Wire before it, Gomorrah is interested in longform storytelling” Bim Adewunmi - The Guardian
“For those of us who romanticise Italy, Gomorrah is a fizzing antidote” The Telegraph - Jasper Rees ****