Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gomorra (2008)

Director: Matteo Garrone, Cast: Toni Servillo, Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Cantalupo. 137 min. Rated R. Italy. Drama.

Produced by Scorsese, it's almost as though Gomorra was directed by himself. The concept of children and teenagers getting lured into the seducing power of crime families, eloquently illustrated in GoodFellas, happens here in Italy, but in a much more grittier and ruthless setting, devoid of Marty's glamorous Hollywood approach. The film runs longer than 2 hours as it intertwines several stories - so you need to have some patience, watching as the various plots unfold, to be engrossed in the mesmerizing ending. A must for gangster-movie lovers.

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