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Gomorrah (2008)
 7.0
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Gomorrah (2008)
Original name: Gomorra
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. 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 forced to obey the rules of the Camorra. Only a lucky few can even think of leading a normal life.
Style: disturbing, tense, harsh, realistic, serious, thought provoking, brutal, depressing, bleak, macabre ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang war, organized crime, crimes, mafia, gang, camorra, character study, power, debt, social decay, life is a bitch, society, rise and fall, police corruption, dishonesty, italian mafia, nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, drugs, police officer, police, violence, hitman, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: italy, rio de janeiro, europe, new york, miami, venice, naples italy ...

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Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 55 min.
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Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
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Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
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Duration: 155 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 9K
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Goodfellas (1990)
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Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
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Joe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: rough, harsh, touching, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
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Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: disturbing, cynical, rough, stylized, gloomy ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978, year 1986
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
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