Suburra

  • 130'
  • Italy
  • 2015
After Romanzo Criminale and Gomorra (which were adapted into TV series by Stefano Sollima), Suburra (2015) shows again that crime on screen is the main export from Italy - after all, the Italians invented the Mafia genre.
This time, Sollima uses Rome and one of its suburbs (Ostia) as the 'Eternal City' for greed and violence: a dangerous battleground where politicians, different generations of Mafiosi (the old guard who want some kind of order versus the restless young ones) and even the Vatican want their share. Suburra is a fizzing, energetic, Scorsesian depiction of a corrupted system, which at the same time feels like a series squeezed into a film with its many characters, twists and 'chapters' (the film takes place one week before the 'apocalypse').
The logical next step: Suburra is being adapted as a series for Netflix in 2017, the first original Italian content shot for that provider.
Director
Stefano Sollima
Countries of production
Italy, France
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
130'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Italian, Romanian, English
Producers
Ricardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz
Production Companies
Cattleya, Rai Cinema
Sales
Indie Sales
Cinematography
Paolo Carnera
Editor
Patrizio Marone
Production Design
Paki Meduri
Music
Pasquale Catalano
Cast
Alessandro Borghi, Greta Scarano
Local Distributor
Lumière
Website
http://www.facebook.com/Suburra