Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, February 27, 2009

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

  • Fees Apply
  • Film

(Italy/2008—directed by Matteo Garrone)

“From Roberto Saviano’s bestselling 2006 book about the international influence of the Italian organized crime empire known as the Camorra, Matteo Garrone  has made an electrifying mob movie set in Naples that will impress and unnerve even the most demanding aficionados of the genre. In this deft interweaving of five stories, the Camorra’s reach extends from the heights of haute couture to the depths of toxic waste, coolly observing the accompanying brutality. The great Neapolitan director and actor Toni Servillo heads a strong cast as a lethally smooth businessman who specializes in the illegal dumping of corporate poisons. Tony Soprano and his crew would run in terror.” –2008 New York Film Festival. In Italian with English subtitles. (135 min.)

“A dynamite reinvention of the Italian Mafioso movie... marvelous, dark and poetic. " -Andrew O'Hehir, Salon