Martin Scorsese finds Gomorrah despairing but also enlightening

January 7th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 7 (ANI): American film director Martin Scorsese has praised Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone’’s film Gomorrah, calling it a tough, forceful look at the Neapolitan underworld.

Gomorrah is a movie based on a best-selling expose of the Camorra clan, and also about the organised crime in Naples, and it will have the credit Martin Scorsese Presents when it opens in the US on February 13.

Scorsese, 66, said that Gomorrah was despairing but also enlightening and, because of its frankness, strangely heartening.

I admire the bluntness of this picture and the devotion of Garrone and his actors in their pursuit of a terrible truth, the BBC quoted him as saying.

Garrone said that he was extremely proud that his award-winning drama had found such a prestigious adoptive father, and that he had been waiting for some time to thank Scorsese publicly for his courage and generosity. (ANI)

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