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by Matteo Garrone


Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta, have to face every day. They hardly ever have a choice, and are almost always forced to obey the rules of the "system", the Camorra. 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 apparently imaginary world, but one which is deeply rooted in reality.

international title: Gomorrah
original title: Gomorra
country: Italy
sales agent: Fandango
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Matteo Garrone
film run: 135'
release date: IT 16/05/2008, FR 13/08/2008, DE 11/09/2008, AT 12/09/2008, PT 18/09/2008, DK 03/10/2008, IE/NO/UK 10/10/2008, ES 14/11/2008, SE 09/01/2009, HR 15/01/2009, PL 16/01/2009, NL 29/01/2009, FI 06/02/2009, EE 06/03/2009, CZ 12/03/2009, RO 08/05/2009
screenplay: Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Massimo Gaudioso, Roberto Saviano, Matteo Garrone
cast: Salvatore Cantalupo, Gianfelice Imparato, Maria Nazionale, Toni Servillo
cinematography by: Marco Onorato
film editing: Marco Spoletini
art director: Paolo Bonfini
production: Fandango
distributor: 01 Distribution, Le Pacte (FR), ABC Distribution (BE), Prokino (DE), Ecofilmes/Vitória Filme (PT), Camera Film (DK), Optimum Releasing (UK), Fidalgo (NO), NonStop Entertainment AB (SE), Alta Classics (ES), Syrena Films (PL), Cinemien (NL), Oy Cinema Mondo LTD (FI), Independenta Film (RO)


main awards/selection

Cannes 2008Official Competition, Grand Jury Prize
European Film Awards 2008Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Toni Servillo), Best Screenwriter (Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso & Roberto Saviano), Carlo di Palma Award for the Best Cinematographer

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