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Gomorrah

Crime Drama


 

An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano.

This film is a sprawling mess of characters and storylines. You see a mafia suit distribute money among the neighbourhood, two gung-ho youths wanting to be gangsters, and a guy who creates skirts in a workshop. It leaves us clueless as to how all these scenes fit together to create the big picture. Trying to make sense of it all is a slow and boring exercise. "Gomorrah" is a poorly executed and frustrating insight into the Italian underworld.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 2008
137 mins