Official US Trailer for Oscar Hopeful Italian Film Gomorrah

December 26, 2008
Source: Yahoo

Gomorrah Trailer

Those that follow the foreign line-up closely have probably heard a lot about Gomorrah, an Italian mafia movie that won the Grand Prize (not the Palme d'Or) at Cannes earlier this year. The film is a violent inside look at Italy's most dangerous modern-day crime families. I actually saw Gomorrah back at the AFI Fest in November and honestly really did not like it at all. It's a very bitter and dry film that doesn't have an actual plot, it's just a series of very weird stories about various young members of this crime family. However, it is winning plenty of awards, so I'll feature this trailer anyway for those that might be interested.

Watch the official US trailer for Gomorrah:

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You can also watch the Gomorrah trailer in High Definition on Yahoo

Gomorrah is both written and directed by Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone, of Guests, Roman Summer, The Embalmer, and First Love previously. The screenplay was written by Garrone as well as Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Massimo Gaudioso, and Roberto Saviano. The film is based on Roberto Saviano's controversial book of the same name. Gomorrah first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was picked up in the US by IFC Films. It will play in limited theaters starting on February 13th.

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Reader Feedback - 21 Comments



nem on Dec 26, 2008


WOW!!! this is nuts, looks good but kinda depressing.

tyler w on Dec 26, 2008


This looks like it will be good. The guys voice in the trailer was a little annoying though.

Me on Dec 26, 2008

4's missing "something". llooks a little amatuerish.

dan on Dec 26, 2008


I'm not sure what the budget was for this, but I doubt it was very high. Besides, it might just be their intention. It's got a gritty quality to it. I could be wrong, just my take on it.

Vicious/Conscious Prod. on Dec 26, 2008


@5 I think the goal was to shoot it as sort of documentary, also most actors are not professionals and directly from these towns of southern Italy... also our (italian) cinematography is far from quality (and budget) of your movies, so appreciate the effort! This movie is based on a best seller book about mafia connections.

FlaWiio on Dec 26, 2008


could done without the annoying narrator voice....looks what evs,lol,again with the haterade mr. writer sir

waste on Dec 26, 2008


I saw this when it released in Britain around a month ago, and I must admit I was blown away with it. A very good film, that is worth watching if your a fan of foreign cinema.

JordanFRAV on Dec 26, 2008


It would be nice to see a movie that, for once, does not glamorize being a criminal....tell the true story of just what scum gangsters/mobsters really are...this might make an attempt to do that....jmo...

cornholio_by_the_sea on Dec 26, 2008


I'm with you on this one Alex. I already saw this... didnt enjoy much for the same reasons you claim

bltzie on Dec 26, 2008


yeah..sure no plot..u just don't get it..this is a real movie ..not just a bullshit movie like watchman, the spirit, wolverine and other crap that is flyin' around nowadays

BaDGuY on Dec 27, 2008


@11 Well, yes is based (sadly) on true stories.

FlaWiio on Dec 27, 2008


the film is good, but the book by roberto saviano on which the movie is based is a lot better. so cruel, so true... 🙁

marco on Dec 27, 2008


holy shit the end of that trailer was beast..... forget the sopranos and the cut to balck (stuff) man this looks really really just the ending though.....

neonblue on Dec 28, 2008


Shellsuit mafias.

Crapola on Dec 28, 2008


did you also happen to not like it because it didnt have the cinematic flair and gloriousness of movies such as the Godfather that glamorized being a criminal? maybe this movie really is realistic and that doesnt do it for people who enjoy Dark Knight-style storytelling

heyooo on Dec 28, 2008


This looks awesome! Alex, what did you not like about this? It looks so interesting and wild!

Conrad on Dec 29, 2008


How fucking good does this look. And, yeah, the trailer plays a lot better on mute.

roman on Dec 29, 2008


about time some realistic mafia flick hit the theatres this looks solid and on the spot realistic worth watching 😀

burak "daequitas" on Dec 30, 2008


That voiceover really killed this trailer...I think most modern day trailers are evolving to use more of an instrumental approach to entice emotion in their watcher and therefore interest in the film. The voice over died with Don Lafontaine...

peloquin on Dec 31, 2008


You don't win an award for best screenplay with no plot. Anyone who has seen an Israeli film knows that the rest of the world does not necessarily subscribe to the "hollywood" format, and I believe that to be very healthy. If Cinema were constant, unchanging, if we lacked aspects of the avant-garde being introduced to the mainstream, then it would shrivel up and die, unwatched. Oh, and "a series of very weird stories about various young members of this crime family" is a plot. I'm sure you'd consider Love Actually's "series of very weird stories about various residents of London falling in love" a plot. And have you ever heard of the French New Wave?

Connor Towle on Feb 14, 2009

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