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Gomorrah (2008)


Crime, Drama |

Gomorrah is a Italian crime film directed by Matteo Garrone, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Roberto Saviano, who also collaborated in the screenplay. It deals with the Casalesi clan, a crime syndicate within the Camorra — a traditional criminal organization based in Naples and Caserta, in the southern Italian region of Campania. The film was released in Italy on 16 May 2008, and premiered in North America at TIFF on 11 September 2008, followed by release in New York City and Los Angeles on 13 February 2009. Gomorrah received critical acclaim, and also won five awards at the 2008 European Film Awards.

The film intertwines five separate stories of people whose lives are touched by organized crime.

Don Ciro

Don Ciro (Gianfelice Imparato) is a timid middleman who distributes money to the families of imprisoned Di Lauro clan members.


Totò (Salvatore Abruzzese) is a 13-year-old grocery delivery boy who witnesses some drug dealers abandon a bag of drugs and a gun while evading the police at Sette palazzi in Scampia.


Roberto (Carmine Paternoster) is a graduate who works in waste management. His boss, Franco (Toni Servillo) provides a low-cost toxic waste disposal service that allows northern industrialists to dispose of materials like chromium and asbestos in the countryside of southern Italy.


Pasquale (Salvatore Cantalupo) is an haute couture tailor who works for Iavarone (Gigio Morra), a garment factory owner with ties to the Camorra. Pasquale takes a night-job training Chinese garment workers.

Marco and Ciro aka Sweet Pea

Marco (Marco Macor) and Ciro (Ciro Petrone) are two young wannabe-gangsters who try to operate their own small racket independently of the local clan. Impressed by mafia portrayals from Hollywood movies, they quote lines and spontaneously reenact scenes from Scarface in Walter Schiavone’s villa while dropping references to Tony Montana, Miami, and Colombians.

Director: Matteo Garrone

Writers: Roberto Saviano (book & screenplay), Maurizio Braucci (screenplay), Ugo Chiti (screenplay), Gianni Di Gregorio (screenplay), Matteo Garrone (screenplay), Massimo Gaudioso (screenplay)

Stars: Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abbruzzese, Toni Servillo, Ciro Petrone, Vincenzo Fabricino, Simone Sacchettino


Salvatore AbbruzzeseTotò (as Salvatore Abruzzese)
Simone SacchettinoSimone
Salvatore RuoccoBoxer
Vincenzo FabricinoPitbull
Vincenzo AltamuraGaetano (as Gaetano Altamura)
Italo RendaItalo
Francesco PirozziMichele
Antonio AielloFarrel
Vincenzo CasoEnzo
Anna SarnelliTotò’s mother
Salvatore RussoO’Lungo
Antonio SpinaO’Zi Bi
Francesco PaesanoO’Chiatto
Marco StanchiKiller in tanning salon
Armando IraceKiller in tanning salon
Lucia CerulloWoman in tanning salon
Leonardo CaforioGigante
Dora AngeloneMaria’s friend
Angelo AlibertiMan in quarry
Luigi CaputoLuigi
Gabriele RainonePoliceman
Anna LiparuloNeighborhood Girl
Giuseppina CervizziNeighborhood Girl
Antonietta RestelliNeighborhood Girl
Rosa GranatoNeighborhood Girl
Antonio AmatoTotò’s friend
Antonio BastelliTotò’s friend
Domenico CarusoTotò’s friend
Fabio CorviettoTotò’s friend
Gaetano di TotaTotò’s friend
Gianfelice ImparatoDon Ciro
Maria NazionaleMaria
Salvatore StrianoScissionista
Carlo Del SorboDon Carlo (as Carlo del Sorbo)
Vincenzo BomboloBombolone
Salvatore TroieCashier
Rosaria CapuozzoCashier
Addolorata TenizioWidow
Andrea MincioneEx-serviceman
Claudio De LuciaPalo
Toni ServilloFranco
Carmine PaternosterRoberto
Alfonso SantagataDante
Massimo Emilio GobbiEntrepreneur
Salvatore CarusoQuarry director
Antonio D’AngeloBaron
Roberto ComacchioTrucker
Salvatore LorinoWounded trucker
Ibrahim YacoubouCaptain
Fortunato CerlinoFarmer’s son
Enza CastaldoFarmer’s daughter
Denis BajramiKid driving truck
Gianni JasarKid driving truck
Bjaran MemedKid driving truck
Tetik NesimKid driving truck
Italo CeloroFarmer
Salvatore CantalupoPasquale
Gigio MorraIavarone
Ronghua ZhangXian (as Zhang Ronghua)
Emanuela VillagrossiNorthern entrepreneur
Manuela Lo SiccoPasquale’s Wife
Ettore CuocoloAccountant
Riccardo ZinnaEntrepreneur
Maria De Fortis NadiSerena
Linhe ZhengInterpreter
Guoquine LongLong (as Long Guoqine)
Ciro PetroneCiro
Marco MacorMarco
Giovanni VenosaGiovanni
Vittorio RussoVittorio
Bernardino TerraccianoBernardino
Costantino MigliaccioGang member
Marcello D’AngeloGang member
Santolo MatroneGang member
Tommy TerraccianoNight club cashier
Giuseppe TerraccianoKiller at the beach
Adolfo CrisatoKiller at the beach
Alda D’EusanioSelf (voice) (archive sound)
Pasquale FernandezExtra

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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