EXPLOSIVE...The ultimate anti-Godfather
— Tom Carson, Chicago Tribune
The best Italian mob movie since THE GODFATHER.
— Glen Whipp, LA Daily News
A furious and brilliant engagement with the times we live in.
— A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES
Engrossing...A tremendously assured, often stunning film.
— Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
YOU'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE GOMORRAH. An electrifying dramatization of Roberto Saviano's jolting book. This is one of the very best movies I've seen in 2008, and it'll be a knockout for lucky viewers all over again in 2009.
— Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
MASSIVELY RIVETING...A movie like no other.
— Mark Olson, LA Times
A fierce, propulsive organized crime saga.
— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
****! One hell of a jolt!
— Michael Phillips, GQ
Presented by IFC Films | Italy | 135 MINS | NR
Power, money and blood: these are the values that the residents of the province of Naples and Caserta confront every day. They have practically no choice, and are forced to obey the rules of the “System,” the Camorra. Only a lucky few can even think of leading a normal life. Five stories are woven together in this violent scenario, set in a cruel and ostensibly invented world, but one that is deeply rooted in reality.
- Matteo Garrone
- Matteo Garrone
- Roberto Saviano
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globe Awards
Telluride Film Festival 2008
Winner - Best Film, Director, Screenplay, & Actor (Toni Servillo)
AFI Film Festival 2008
Golden Hugo for Best Screenplay
Toronto Film Festival 2008
2008 European Film Awards
Chicago International Film Festival 2008
Winner Grand Prix
New York Film Festival 2008
Cannes Film Festival 2008