…Gomorra: directed by Matteo Garrone and starring Nicolo Manta & Gianfelice Imparato.
This film is based on the book Gomorrah: Italy’s Other Mafia by Roberto Saviano.
In reviewing Garrone’s film based on the book, Christoph Huber wrote: “With its interest in moving beyond the categories of novel or non-fiction, Saviano’s work has been identified as part of a heterogeneous strain of national literature, subsumed as the New Italian Epic. A term that certainly isn’t disgraced by Gomorrah, the film.”
In the film that deals with crime and the Camorra in Napels and Caserta the stories of five men are told and interwoven with each other. All are in one way or another involved in the crime scene of Italy.
…The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: directed by David Fincher and starring a.o. Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett & Julia Ormond.
The film is inspired by the 1921 short story of the same name written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The film tells the story of Benjamin Button, a baby that is born as an 86 year old man and grows younger throughout the years. This strange time set is, so the story goes, a consequence of a clock that runs backwards and that has been designed by a blind clockmaker to bring back the men who have died in World War I.The clock hangs in the New Orleans train station. By beginning to read the diary of Daisy, the woman who has known and loved Benjamin, her daugther Caroline sets the basis for going back in time and Benjamin Button takes over to tell his strange story.