Monday, 9 February 2009

Matteo Garrone. Italy. 2008. 136 mins. Sub-titles. Cert 15.

This powerful drama, about organised crime in Naples, won the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix and hit the headlines when Roberto Saviano, author of the book on which it is based, received death threats from the Camorra mobsters it depicts. In addition, several cast members were charged with being real-life gangsters!

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