Roberto Ferri's paintings for the second season of Gomorrah (TV series)

Gomorra is a 2014 Italian television crime drama series. It is based on the book Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano , and on the film Gomorra directed by Matteo Garrone , which won the 2008 Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival .

Gomorra is set in the suburbs of Naples, focusing on organised crime and the relationships of gangsters, drug dealers, and ordinary people. It offers a different style of mafia portrayal from previous series such as The Sopranos, or other Italian series like Il Capo dei Capi. Gomorra is similar to The Wire in showing street-level crime and its hierarchical organisation from the pavement up to the office chair, and giving an audience a story about external and internal power struggles between criminals and delinquents. Described as "ugly in a good way,"4 the series is fast-paced, concentrating on cold emotive content for dramatic effect.

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