BBC iPlayer: Gomorrah (2008)

on Sunday, January 02, 2011
Words: Saam Das

Director: Matteo Garrone
Cast: Toni Servillo, Gianfelice Imparato, Maria Nazionale, Salvatore Abruzzese

SYNOPSIS: "Power, money and blood 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 local Mafia. 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." (

I must confess that I am yet to see 'Gomorrah' but having heard such good things about it after its release, I feel compelled to recommend that you watch it. Of course, that might backfire if I end up hating it but I mean who doesn't love a good mafioso tale? Obviously, everyone does. So is it any good? 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film certainly suggests it's worth a go.

Watch 'Gomorrah' until 00:09, Thursday 6 Jan 2011. UK users only.

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