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* NonActionGuy: Don Ciro. Indeed, he not want to be involved in the feud and, at the end, [[spoiler: he sell his comrades for save the life]].

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* NonActionGuy: Don Ciro. Indeed, he does not want to be involved in the feud and, at the end, [[spoiler: he sell [[spoiler:he sells out his comrades for to save the his own life]].



* PoliceAreUseless: No police officers or other authority figures take any sort of effective or preventive action.

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* PoliceAreUseless: No police officers or other authority figures take any sort of effective or preventive action. There are usually only seen in the aftermath of crime, performing cleanup, or wandering around the background.



** Roberto decides to quit his job and tells Franco he cannot bring himself to poison the earth.

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** Roberto decides to quit his job and tells Franco he cannot bring himself to poison the earth.earth and ruin people's lives for profit.


* Marco (Marco Macor) and Ciro (Ciro Petrone) are two brash teenagers, obsessed with gangster movies like ''Film/{{Scarface}}'' and with the desire of becoming bosses themselves independently of the local clan.

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* Marco (Marco Macor) and Ciro (Ciro Petrone) are two brash teenagers, obsessed with gangster movies like ''Film/{{Scarface}}'' ''Film/Scarface1983'' and with the desire of becoming bosses themselves independently of the local clan.

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* ContractOnTheHitman: [[spoiler: How Marco and Ciro meet their fate. An older mobster points out they'll have trouble with the police if two youngsters are killed publicly, so he approaches them with a deal for 10,000 euros they return the weapons and kill a mobster who has betrayed him. The youths follow their target to an isolated location, only to be murdered in an ambush and their bodies carted away by a bulldozer to be disposed of.]]



* TooDumbToLive: Marco and Ciro. These two idiots steal some weapons from Camorra gangsters and ignore every warning from the local mob chieftain Giovanni. Guess what happens to them.

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* TooDumbToLive: Marco and Ciro. These Ciro, two idiots steal some weapons from Camorra gangsters and ignore every warning from teenage hoodlums that have been running out of control in the local Camorra clan's territory, despite warnings from the mob chieftain Giovanni. boss to behave themselves or die. They ignore this warning, stealing a cache of weapons hidden by the Camorra. Guess what happens to them.


* ChildSoldiers: Totò enters the clan, but he never took a gun. However, his role is important in Maria's death; he is forced to lure her out of her apartment, where his comrades execute her.

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* AffablyEvil: Franco. Mostly because he is a businessman and not a gangster.
* ChildSoldiers: Totò enters the clan, but he never took a gun. However, his role is important in [[spoiler: Maria's death; death]]; he is forced to lure her out of her apartment, where his comrades execute her.


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* NonActionGuy: Don Ciro. Indeed, he not want to be involved in the feud and, at the end, [[spoiler: he sell his comrades for save the life]].


* CrapsackWorld: Scampia and Secondigliano, just like in RealLife. Especially Scampia that is regarded as a ghetto and is the biggest open-air drug market of Europe). In general these areas have enormous social problems: high unemployment, truancy and drop-out rate from school, drugs and the pervasiveness of organized crime.

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* CrapsackWorld: Scampia and Secondigliano, just like in RealLife. Especially Scampia that is regarded as a ghetto and is the biggest open-air drug market of Europe).Europe. In general these areas have enormous social problems: high unemployment, truancy and drop-out rate from school, drugs and the pervasiveness of organized crime.


The movie tell five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra.

* Don Ciro (Gianfelice Imparato) is a middleman bean-counter employed by the Camorra for distributes money to the families of imprisoned clan members.

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The movie tell tells five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra.

* Don Ciro (Gianfelice Imparato) is a middleman bean-counter employed by the Camorra for who distributes money to the families of imprisoned clan members.



* TheMafia: The story takes a rather realistic view of the Camorra clans in Naples and Caserta, showing how they create a climate of fear, murder and corruption that infects all levels of society.
* PlotParallel: The film intertwines five separate stories of people whose lives are touched by organized crime.


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* TheMafia: The story takes a rather realistic view of the Camorra clans in Naples and Caserta, showing how they create a climate of fear, murder and corruption that infects all levels of society.
* PlotParallel: The film intertwines five separate stories of people whose lives are touched by organized crime.


* CrapsackWorld: Scampia and Secondigliano, just like in RealLife.
** Scampia is regarded as a ghetto where lived poor peoples and criminals. Part of the story is set in the famous ''Vele di Scampia'' (Sails of Scampia), triangular shaped buildings reminiscent of a sail.
** The Secondigliano area that has enormous social problems: high unemployment, truancy and drop-out rate from school, drugs and the pervasiveness of organized crime.

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* CrapsackWorld: Scampia and Secondigliano, just like in RealLife.
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RealLife. Especially Scampia that is regarded as a ghetto where lived poor peoples and criminals. Part of is the story is set in the famous ''Vele di Scampia'' (Sails biggest open-air drug market of Scampia), triangular shaped buildings reminiscent of a sail.
** The Secondigliano area that has
Europe). In general these areas have enormous social problems: high unemployment, truancy and drop-out rate from school, drugs and the pervasiveness of organized crime.


** Scampia is regarded as from the ghetto. Tolerated and ignored by the government, more people start to occupy the buildings including criminals. Half of the story is set in the famous ''Vele di Scampia'' (Sails of Scampia), triangular shaped buildings reminiscent of a sail.

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** Scampia is regarded as from the ghetto. Tolerated a ghetto where lived poor peoples and ignored by the government, more people start to occupy the buildings including criminals. Half Part of the story is set in the famous ''Vele di Scampia'' (Sails of Scampia), triangular shaped buildings reminiscent of a sail.


* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Averted. He puts himself in mortal danger by giving lucrative "lessons" to Chinese competitors. His secret work is discovered nonetheless and his Chinese associates are killed in a drive-by. He survives thanks to his boss, but is not happy.

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Averted. He Pasquale puts himself in mortal danger by giving lucrative "lessons" to Chinese competitors. His secret work is discovered nonetheless and his Chinese associates are killed in a drive-by. He survives thanks to his boss, but is not happy.


* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Averted. Pasquale takes a night job training Chinese garment workers. As they are competing with Camorra-controlled firms, the Chinese drive him to and from work in the trunk of their car. His secret work is discovered nonetheless, and his Chinese associates are killed in a drive-by. He survives thanks to his boss, but is not happy.

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Averted. Pasquale takes a night job training He puts himself in mortal danger by giving lucrative "lessons" to Chinese garment workers. As they are competing with Camorra-controlled firms, the Chinese drive him to and from work in the trunk of their car. competitors. His secret work is discovered nonetheless, nonetheless and his Chinese associates are killed in a drive-by. He survives thanks to his boss, but is not happy.



** Roberto decides to quit his job and tells Franco he cannot bring himself to poison the earth, to which Franco says that he shouldn't think he is the better man, because thanks to the actions of people like them Italy was able to enter the European Union, solving problems others had caused. Roberto walks alone on a desolate countryside road.

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** Roberto decides to quit his job and tells Franco he cannot bring himself to poison the earth, to which Franco says that he shouldn't think he is the better man, because thanks to the actions of people like them Italy was able to enter the European Union, solving problems others had caused. Roberto walks alone on a desolate countryside road.earth.


''Gomorrah'' (Gomorra in Italian) is a 2008 Neapolitan-language Italian film directed by Matteo Garrone, based on the book by Roberto Saviano, who also collaborated on the screenplay. It deals with the Camorra (a traditional criminal organization based in the southern Italian region of Campania), in particular the Casalesi clan and their business.

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''Gomorrah'' (Gomorra in Italian) is a 2008 Neapolitan-language Italian film directed by Matteo Garrone, based on the book by Roberto Saviano, who also collaborated on the screenplay. It deals with the Camorra (a traditional criminal organization based in the southern Italian region of Campania), in particular the Casalesi clan and their business.

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''Gomorrah'' (Gomorra in Italian) is a 2008 Neapolitan-language Italian film directed by Matteo Garrone, based on the book by Roberto Saviano, who also collaborated on the screenplay. It deals with the Camorra (a traditional criminal organization based in the southern Italian region of Campania), in particular the Casalesi clan and their business.

The movie tell five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra.

* Don Ciro (Gianfelice Imparato) is a middleman bean-counter employed by the Camorra for distributes money to the families of imprisoned clan members.
* Totò (Salvatore Abruzzese) is a 13-year-old grocery delivery boy who join the mob, but in the meanwhile earns a few euros picking up shopping for a local woman whose husband appears to be "away".
* Roberto (Carmine Paternoster) is a graduate student who works for Franco (Toni Servillo), a businessman who offers dumping grounds for toxic waste in the countryside of southern Italy.
* Pasquale (Salvatore Cantalupo) is a Camorra tailor who works for Iavarone (Gigio Morra) presiding over vast sweatshops: engine rooms for the fashion industry.
* Marco (Marco Macor) and Ciro (Ciro Petrone) are two brash teenagers, obsessed with gangster movies like ''Film/{{Scarface}}'' and with the desire of becoming bosses themselves independently of the local clan.

Not to be confused with ''Gomorra'', a 2014 television series loosely based on the same book, but unrelated to the film.
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* TheMafia: The story takes a rather realistic view of the Camorra clans in Naples and Caserta, showing how they create a climate of fear, murder and corruption that infects all levels of society.
* PlotParallel: The film intertwines five separate stories of people whose lives are touched by organized crime.
* ChildSoldiers: Totò enters the clan, but he never took a gun. However, his role is important in Maria's death; he is forced to lure her out of her apartment, where his comrades execute her.
* CrapsackWorld: Scampia and Secondigliano, just like in RealLife.
** Scampia is regarded as from the ghetto. Tolerated and ignored by the government, more people start to occupy the buildings including criminals. Half of the story is set in the famous ''Vele di Scampia'' (Sails of Scampia), triangular shaped buildings reminiscent of a sail.
** The Secondigliano area that has enormous social problems: high unemployment, truancy and drop-out rate from school, drugs and the pervasiveness of organized crime.
* CycleOfRevenge: The feud within the clan is all about this. When one of Totò's gang is killed in a drive-by, the gang members decide to stand their ground and exact violent retribution by selecting a woman, Maria (Maria Nazionale), as their next victim, as her son has joined a clan of ''Secondigliano scissionisti''.
* EvilVersusEvil: The ''Faida di Scampia'' (Scampia feud) is the backdrop of the entire movie. The Faida erupts between members of the Di Lauro syndicate and the so-called scissionisti (separatists), who are led by Raffaele Amato, brother of two of the men who were killed in the opening scene.
* PoliceAreUseless: No police officers or other authority figures take any sort of effective or preventive action.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Averted. Pasquale takes a night job training Chinese garment workers. As they are competing with Camorra-controlled firms, the Chinese drive him to and from work in the trunk of their car. His secret work is discovered nonetheless, and his Chinese associates are killed in a drive-by. He survives thanks to his boss, but is not happy.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** Roberto decides to quit his job and tells Franco he cannot bring himself to poison the earth, to which Franco says that he shouldn't think he is the better man, because thanks to the actions of people like them Italy was able to enter the European Union, solving problems others had caused. Roberto walks alone on a desolate countryside road.
** Pasquale. After surviving the attack, he resigns from his job. Later, he's working as a truck driver.
* ShownTheirWork: As in the original book, the film shows how the Camorra is involved in various and different criminal business: from drug trafficking to illegal landfills.
* TooDumbToLive: Marco and Ciro. These two idiots steal some weapons from Camorra gangsters and ignore every warning from the local mob chieftain Giovanni. Guess what happens to them.
* VillainProtagonist: The characters are all criminals or tied in with them.
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