Gomorrah

Criterion

Gomorrah


Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah is a stark, shocking vision of contemporary gangsterdom, and one of cinema’s most authentic depictions of organized crime. In this tour de force adaptation of undercover Italian reporter Roberto Saviano’s best-selling exposé of Naples’ Mafia underworld (known as the Camorra), Garrone links five disparate tales in which men and children are caught up in a corrupt system that extends from the housing projects to the world of haute couture. Filmed with an exquisite detachment interrupted by bursts of violence, Gomorrah is a shattering, socially engaged true-crime story from a major new voice in Italian cinema.

FILM INFO

  • Matteo Garrone
  • Italy
  • 2008
  • 137 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Italian
  • Spine #493

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New high-definition transfer, supervised and approved by director Matteo Garrone and director of photography Marco Onorato, with DTS-HD master audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Five Stories, a 60-minute documentary on the making of Gomorrah
  • New video interviews with Garrone and actor Toni Servillo
  • Interview with writer Roberto Saviano
  • Short video piece featuring Servillo and actors Gianfelice Imparato and Salvatore Cantalupo
  • Deleted scenes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Chuck Stephens

New cover by Neil Kellerhouse