Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Tale of Tales
|07.07.14||DVD|| A modern depiction of Italian organized crime in Naples. This feels a thousand percent authentic which makes the dire brutality all the more chilling. I mean it feels like all Italian gangster movies involve nothing but back-stabbing and murder, enough to where I wonder how the mob has even survived since all they seem to do is kill each other, but this also shows the tendrils into other areas like waste disposal and clothing manufacture to hint at the diverse interests that keep these guys going and really controls everything from the drug traffic on the street to the haute coutre fashion on red carpets. Never mind the fact that everything along the way gets defiled and corrupted.|
This was really great. I loved the photography, always hand-held but never sloppy. Although there were five stories going on I never felt lost and although they all ended in varying degrees of tragedy I never got bored with where each one was going. This feels akin to Fernando Di Leo's stuff actually, how all the gangsters are complete immoral bastards and nothing is romanticised at all. City of God, Traffic, some of the recent Yakuza movies... This one sits on the same shelf.