Friday, February 13, 2009

NYT review of "Gomorra"

"Gomorra" opens in New York today and The New York Times publishes a review today of the movie (see link below), which is a film adaptation of a 2006 book by Roberto Saviano of the same name.

The book, a subject of several Ciambellina posts, is a from-the-ground-up look at the Camorra, the mob based in Naples, which as the title of the NYT article suggests, is lesser known than Sicily's Mafia -- but just as ferocious.

The article picks up on something Saviano himself said in an interview with NPR. Saviano thinks the film will be eye-opening to Americans, who see Italy as a fun vacation spot, not a country gripped in parts by organized crime syndicates that have devastated local economies.

Last but not least, it looks like my favorite independent theater in Atlanta will soon be showing "Gomorra." Stay tuned and enjoy the article!

Lesser-Known Mobsters, as Brutal as the Old Ones
Published: February 13, 2009

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