Cover image for Gomorra
Scorsese, Martin, producer.
Director approved special edizione.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Criterion Collection, 2009.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Five disparate tales of Naples' mafia underworld, known as the Camorra, centered around a housing project controlled by the mob. As adapted from the best-selling exposé by undercover Italian reporter, Roberto Saviano, the film depicts a culture that is thoroughly corrupted by organized crime.
General Note:
From the book: Gomorra / by Roberto Saviano.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.

Booklet includes essay, "Terminal beach", by film scholar Chuck Stephens.

Special features: Disc 1. original theatrical trailers. Disc 2. "Gomorrah: five short stories" making of documentary (Fandango Productions, 2008, directed by Melania Carucci, 62 min.); Interview with director Matteo Garrone (2009, 23 min.) ; Interview with actor Toni Servillo (2009, 14 min.); Interview with Roberto Saviano (directed by Melania Carucci, 2009, 43 min.); "Actors" featurette (11 min.); Deleted scenes (13 min.).
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.).
Reading Level:
Not rated.
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DVD 45679 Adult DVD Media Room-Foreign Language Video

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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.