Thursday, May 26, 2016

Gomorrah (2008)


Cannes Film Festival 2008

Grand Prize of the Jury
Matteo Garrone
Palme d'Or
Matteo Garrone

IFC Films
Directed by Matteo Garrone
My rating: 3 stars out of 4

Poverty, overcrowding and drug abuse in the large tenement buildings surrounding Naples, Italy, drive its inhabitants to turn to crime. Two teenage friends aspire to become "bosses" when they find a stash of hidden mafia guns. An even younger boy turns informant on the woman who stands in for his absent mother. At the top of this food chain of violence and murder are the aging mobsters, themselves ripe targets for takeover. A disorganized look at organized crime, what it lacks in plot it more than makes up for in rich characters.

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