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Hidden in the shadows of the Colosseum, the Suburra district was the criminal underbelly of Ancient Rome, home to the city’s darkest secrets. In modern times, crime and corruption has spread deep inside the city where everything - even the priesthood - can be bought for a price. From acclaimed director Stefano Sollima (‘Gomorrah’, ‘Romanzo Criminale’) and based on the novel co-written by Carlo Bonino & Giancarlo De Cataldo, Suburra takes place over seven days leading up to the ‘Apocalypse’ as a former crime boss, known as ‘Samurai’, is instructed by corrupt Mafia families to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. Elsewhere, after a night of excess leads to a young girl’s death, politician Filippo Malgradi (Pierfrancesco Favino) becomes pivotal in a chain of events which sees him drawn into a web woven by Samurai. As the countdown to the Apocalypse draws to a close, secrets are quickly unravelled as increasingly powerful gangsters become caught in the crossfire. As the city begins to crumble, all those involved must choose to sink or swim by betraying those closest to them.

Customer Reviews

Brilliant

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Potstheplumber
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2017-10-08
Best film I’ve seen for a long time

Very Good

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redpsionide
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2017-10-05
Worth a rental at this price !

Amazing

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Diaz3
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2017-10-04
Fantastic Movie from beginning to end. You will not be disappointed.

boring characters

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Burtface Jake
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2017-02-21
All the main characters are utterly dispicable, totally unsympathetic and completely uninteresting. They couldn't get blown away soon enough. A entirely forgetable film.

Typical Mafia movie

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revoxx
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2016-10-14
None of the characters have any redeeming qualities. So the film is full of bad guys. But as this is mafia related that is ok. A story of consequence and politics. Excellent and depressing.

Superb

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zzplural
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2016-09-07
This is my favourite movie this year. Gritty violence between intertwined groups of Italian villains and politicians, and an awesome rousing soundtrack. I really recommend this movie.

Do it.

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BenLoyal
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2016-09-07
Good fun. Very Italian.

A real gangster film

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r70h
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2016-08-30
A dark and stylish look at Napoli's organised crime clans. (Il Camorra). Well directed, great plot, no holds barred gangster shoot em up.

Awesome!

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JuiceGate
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2016-07-18
Best Gangster film in years, Steffano Sollima is a genius!

Don't Mess with the Mafia

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Richie 1963
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2016-07-11
Great film which is scary in a real- world sort of way.
One irritating thing with the subtitles is the incorrect way the dates are listed I've: day first, month second and year third is the correct an Italian way it should read- Americans dating makes zero sense- month first - why?

Charles Path

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HogramDaz
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2016-06-15
I am a huge fan of the Gomorrah TV series, so I dug this out a while back. New favourite gangster flick. Awesomely ruthless characters. Beautifully orchestrated violence. Great plotting. It's Rome's THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY.

Awesome thriller

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SilentRunnerHuey
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2016-06-15
Loved this movie. Corruption, deception and menace. Brilliant.

Italian cinema at it's best!

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ColbieCaillatFan
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2016-06-15
Suburra will command your attention all the way to its bloody and operatic finale. Amazing film!

Gangster Film of the Decade!

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melanieandmitch
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2016-06-09
Corruption, scandal and enthralling drama this movie has everything. Can not wait to see what Netflix does with the series!