Gomorra

Set in the violent underworld of Naples, this movie focuses on different characters involvement in the crime scene.  Although the choices of characters to follow is fairly obvious: old school mafia, new generation gangs, kids aspiring to be gangsters & rogue gangsters that don’t pay attention to gang hierarchy and territory, the film weaves between the stories really well.  In a similar vein to Crash, the intertwined stories are handled so well, the movie seems epic, rather than gimmicky.  It is a brutal depiction of gangs and violence and could be readily compared to life in some areas of the UK.  The characters are realistic and generally unsympathetic which adds to the voyeuristic tone of the film as we catch a glimpse of a world that seems very distant, despite actually being much closer than we think.

My Rating: 4/5

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