Directed by Stefano Sollimas
NB! This movie review contains reveals of the film's action.
Stefano Sollimas Suburra is a different mafia movie – dark, dystopian and without hope. Evil has prevailed, and so the film is also without heroic policemen and righteous investigators who fight the good cause in the name of the law. That's how it has been.
The word suburra literally means "under the city", and is historically Rome's oldest slum. Here Julius Caesar grew up; here Christianity took root after his death; here are some of the oldest churches next door to the oldest brothels in the city. When I myself moved into Suburra in 1978, our street, Via dei Capocci, was divided between garages where stolen cars were sold, and brothels where new and regular customers came and went conveniently. . .
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