Move over, Sicilian Mafia. Director Matteo Garrones adaptation of writer Roberto Savianos sensational book about the monolithic crime systems drugs, haute couture, illegal waste management, etc. of contemporary Naples and its suburbs is harder and nastier by far, mostly because the corruption is so pervasive its difficult to tell the real from the fake or the official from the clandestine. In feverish documentary style, we tag along with at least five groups of characters (including many non-actor hoods) in and around Scampia, north of Naples, as they cheat, steal, kill, get killed, and worse than that, poison their own land beyond repair. In the tradition of Traffic and Syriana, a world-going-to-hell movie thats hard to put out of your mind. With Salvatore Abruzzese as Totò the young mob gofer. A tag team of six guys wrote the screenplay (137 min.).
Director: Matteo Garrone
Writer: Roberto Saviano
Producer: Domenico Procacci
Cast: Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino, Salvatore Ruocco, Vincenzo Fabricino, Vincenzo Altamura, Italo Renda, Gianfelice Imparato, Maria Nazionale, Salvatore Striano and Carlo Del Sorbo