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abmannetje's avatar

abmannetje

no, I agree.
Very slow start. hard to get into the story. At least for me.
13 years 2 months ago
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swiz

You have to read the book to really understand what is going on here. The source is a novelistic investigative journalism piece on the Camorra, and is formed from small vignettes and anecdotes strung together with crime statistics and research. The character vignettes were taken out and adapted into this movie, but they work much better if you understand the cultural and political context
10 years 2 months ago
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greenhorg

When I walked in on the beginning scene I thought it was the series finale of the Jersey Shore.
12 years 3 months ago
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daisyaday

The real Italian mob is more gritty and sordid than the glamorized version in The Godfather movies, and it is portrayed here in its truer form. It's very often not pretty and hard to watch.
12 years 6 months ago
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Siskoid

Gomorrah, the 2008 Italian film sensation which has since become a TV series over there, is equally difficult, perhaps more so. It definitely isn't entertaining. I thought the shot of a woman yawning near the dead middle of the film was just about the best statement that could be made at that point. Basically, Gamorrah tells the true story of the Camorra family, a crime family that holds Naples in its grip and has corrupted every level of society. In near-documentary verite style, it tells five interrelated(ish) stories about people in the mob, who want to quit, or who are eager to join. And it's totally devoid of the romanticism American mob movies indulge in. It's the nitty-gritty of the mob business. Yes, there are violent hits, but this is a mob picture as much about illegal landfills and haute couture knock-offs. I suppose what's amazing about it is the very ordinariness that makes it a little dull. Still, it grows on you as it progresses. It's just that first hour is (metaphorical) murder.
9 years 1 month ago
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bar10

This movie was too complicated to get the first time round.
13 years 11 months ago
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Tommy DeVito

I'm with trottta here.
11 years 2 months ago
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vivos_voco

Agree with user abmannetje.
12 years 8 months ago
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hippo

Don't agree.
13 years 9 months ago
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