Gomorrah (S1 to S5) Series: Explores Deadly World Of Mafia

Home » Series Review » Gomorrah (S1 to S5) Series: Explores Deadly World Of Mafia

The “Gomorrah” series explores the deadly world of the Mafia in Italy. So, this Italian crime drama depicts the leaders of the Camorra mob, the criminal organization in Naples.

Please note that this show is based on Roberto Saviano’s best-selling “Gomorrah” book. The said title “Gomorrah” means any place notorious for vice and depravity and it is the name of the infamous city mentioned in the Bible. Rather interestingly, the title “Gomorrah” also rhymes with “Camorra”, the Italian Mafia organization, that we mentioned here.

Synopsis [official] of the Gomorrah Series

Set in the suburbs of Naples, Italy, the crime drama goes inside the Camorra, a fierce Neapolitan crime organization led by Don Pietro Savastano (Fortunato Cerlino).

The story is told through the eyes of Don Pietro’s right-hand man, Ciro Di Marzio (Marco D’Amore), whose faith in the family is tested when he realizes how far Don Pietro is willing to go to keep his power. Despite his feelings, Ciro feels an obligation to obey Don Pietro’s orders when he tasks his underling with protecting his son Gennaro ‘GennySavastano (Salvatore Esposito), who is being groomed to take Don Pietro’s place while the elder Savastano is serving a lengthy prison sentence.

Spoiler Free Review of the Gomorrah Series

A brief note about Roberto Saviano’s non-fiction book

As we informed you earlier, it is based on the “Gomorrah” book by Roberto Saviano, who was forced into hiding after the book’s publication. Some people in the Camorra were unhappy with his book exposing their secret world of bloody crime. “The System,” also known as “The Camorra”, is a highly organized criminal network that operates on a global scale.

So, what is “The Camorra” of Naples, Italy?

Well, “The Camorra” is a clandestine society organized in about 1820 in Naples, which thrives on blackmail and extortion. With interests in construction, high fashion, illegal drugs, and hazardous waste disposal, this influential organization has a significant international reach. Its impact is felt in cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast, where it plays a crucial role in shaping the region. Nowadays, this modern-day organized crime gang is popularly known as the Italian Mafia.

We love this show as it is based on real-life Italian Mafia people

As we have informed you in the first paragraph itself, this series is based on the ‘Gomorrah‘ non-fiction book. As a result, quite a few characters are based on real-life Mafia leaders.

For instance,

  • Don Pietro‘s character was inspired by real-life crime boss Raffaele Cutolo (1941-2021) – the leader of the Nuova Camorra Organizzata, as he renewed the Camorra group. Also, Pietro’s wife has the same name as Cutolo’s wife – Immacolata.
  • Genny Savastano‘s character was based on real-life crime boss Cosimo di Lauro (1973-2012) – an Italian Camorrista and the acting boss of the Di Lauro clan from Naples.

We are sure that there are many more characters in the book (and show), who are inspired by real-life Italian Mafia people. It made this book very famous among its leaders. As a result of the popularity of his book, the author Roberto Saviano’s life came under inevitable risk from the gang members of the Italian Mafia. Therefore, he has been compelled to live under 24-hour armed police protection for the last decade.

The conclusion

So, one can say that this series is inspired by true-life characters linked to the Mafia world of Italy. Not surprisingly, this gritty and realistic Italian crime drama boasts many fans across the world. The fact is that it has high ratings across five seasons. Therefore this show has been sold in over 200 countries. These two facts confirm the high-quality content of the Italian crime drama. It is a raw pulsating crime drama, packed with the right amount of unexpected twists, turns and surprises. We certainly recommend this thrilling Italian crime drama.

Key details about the Gomorrah Series

GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Original titleGomorra: La Serie
Original languageItalian (a bit of English too)
Age-RestrictionsA (18+)
CreatorsLeonardo Fasoli, Stefano Bises, & Roberto Saviano
SeasonsFive (5) Seasons
(Aired in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 & 2021)
Episodes12 episodes each in Season 1 (2014), Season 2 (2016), Season 3 (2017), Season 4 (2019), and
10 episodes in Season 5 (2021).
Total number of episodes = 58.
Cast (S1 & S2)Salvatore Esposito (Gennaro Savastano), Maria Pia Calzone (Imma Savastano), Fortunato Cerlino (Pietro Savastano), Marco D’Amore
(Ciro Di Marzio), Marco Palvetti (Salvatore Conte), Cristina Donadio
(Annalisa Magliocca aka Scianel), Cristiana Dell’Anna (Patrizia), Carmine Monaco (‘O Track), etc.
Cast (S3)Salvatore Esposito (Gennaro Savastano), Marco D’Amore (Ciro Di Marzio), Marco Palvetti (Salvatore Conte), Cristina Donadio (Scianel), Domenico Balsamo (Massimo), Cristiana Dell’Anna (Patrizia), Carmine Monaco
(‘O Track), Riccardo Ciccarelli (Nicola), Christian Giroso (‘O Cardillo), Giovanni Buselli (Capa ‘e bomba), Fabio De Caro (Malammore), Ivana Lotito
(Azzurra Avitabile), Emanuele Vicorito (‘O Pop), etc.
Cast (S4 & S5))Salvatore Esposito (Gennaro Savastano), Marco D’Amore (Ciro Di Marzio), Christian Giroso (‘O Cardillo), Giovanni Buselli (Capa ‘e bomba), Cristiana Dell’Anna (Patrizia), Ivana Lotito (Azzurra Avitabile), Gianfranco Gallo
(Giuseppe Avitabile), Fabio De Caro (Malammore), Cristina Donadio (Scianel), Arturo Muselli (Enzo Sangueblu), etc.
TaglinesCrime runs in the family.
About – Gomorrah show.

Gomorrah (Season One/2014) Series

Synopsis of the First season of this Italian Mafia show

This series takes an unglamorous look at the extent to which the city of Naples is controlled by the Camorra mob, a network of families whose influence extends beyond the underground world of organised crime and into the everyday running of the city. Five intertwining stories show the effects of mobster rule on Neapolitan citizens from all walks of life.

Poster of the First season of this Italian Mafia show

Gomorrah (S1/2014) show – poster.

Ratings of the First season of this Italian Mafia show

FM’s rating4.25/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date95% Tomatometer & 91% Audience Score
Critics Consensus / Rotten TomatoesThis show brings a refreshing twist to a familiar story, with its realistic, unglamorous and often riveting portrayal of a Neapolitan crime organization.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Gomorrah (S1) show.

Spoilers Free Brief Review of the First season of this Italian show

Most of us have heard numerous stories about the criminal acts of the Italian Mafia, however, we never got a chance to see their inner working dynamics on a screen. Thanks to this show, we got a chance to take a closer look at the Italian crime syndicate. It traces the story of one of the top bosses of the Neapolitan crime organization – Don Pietro Savastano.

When Don Pietro is jailed, a fierce power struggle breaks out among his wife – Immacolata, his son – Genny and his right-hand man Ciro. It was thrilling to watch how the power struggle breaks out even in an Mafia family. Then, how this top leadership position is filled in this organization? We loved its captivating storyline. The ensemble cast does their acting job well while portraying the fascinating set of Mafia characters. It is a good show.

Trailer of the Gomorrah (S1/2014) Series

Trailer – Gomorrah (S1) show | YouTube.

Spoilers Alert – episode summary of the First season of this Italian show

A peek into the Twelve (12) Episodes of the First (1st) Season

Il clan dei Savastano (S1, E1) The Clan Savastano | May 6, 2014

Ciro Di Marzio, the right-hand man of clan boss Pietro Savastano, and Ciro’s fatherly friend Attilio set fire to Salvatore Conte’s home to cut Salvatore down to size. Brutal Neapolitan crime organization the Camorra wage a bitter war against a rival.

Ti fidi di me? (S1, E2) Do You Trust Me? | May 6, 2014

When Genny creates a rift with another clan, Pietro decides it’s time to put him to the test and asks Ciro to mentor him. Pietro then tests Ciro’s loyalty in his unique way. Ciro must sideline his plans for revenge against Conte when there’s a bust on the Savastino cocaine shipment.

L’omm ‘e casa (S1, E3) The Mother and Home | May 13, 2014

Although Pietro is in jail, he still commands his clan as he engages in a battle of wills with the warden, directs the clan to make alliances, and tries to help his nephew. Recovering from an accident and now the man of the house. Pietro’s reign as leader may soon be over, see if Ciro will seize the moment to take control. Elsewhere, Genny continues in his attempts to woo Noemi.

Sangue Africano (S1, E4) African Blood | May 13, 2014

African drug dealers want more of a percentage from the clan, but Don Pietro plays hardball. Meanwhile, Genny’s mettle is again tested. Imma takes Ciro by surprise when she makes a ruthless play to take charge in Pietro’s absence. Plus, Genny begins to assert himself.

Il ruggito della leonessa (S1, E5) The Roar of the Lioness | May 20, 2014

Imma and Genny travel to Milan to get cash from Musi, but he has diverted their liquid investments for his use. When he has difficulty accessing the funds, he becomes desperate and Lady Imma offers a solution. While Imma asserts her authority, Ciro embarks on a dangerous mission to Spain to find Conte and negotiate a truce between the clans.

Roulette spagnola (S1, E6) Spanish Roulette | May 20, 2014

Ciro goes to Spain to make peace with Conte who is now in a turf war with Russians. As a condition, Conte has Ciro negotiate a deal with them, but the Russians like to play games. Imma sends Genny to Honduras to negotiate a supply deal. Ciro attempts to thwart Imma’s authority but soon learns he may have underestimated her. A message from Pietro puts him in place as well.

Imma contro tutti (S1, E7) Imma Against All | May 27, 2014

Pressure mounts for Imma as she gathers the colonels of the family to explain their new strategy. As Ciro realizes he must fall in line with Imma’s new regime, the unexpected return of a familiar face signals change.

La scheda bianca (S1, E8) White Card | May 27, 2014

Ciro looks on as Genny seizes a political opportunity that will enable the clan to manage their business affairs undisturbed. A changed Genny embarks on a violent campaign to rid the city of its mayor and appoint his friend to office.

Gelsomina Verde (S1, E9) Green Jasmine | June 3, 2014

Genny plans to lead the gang towards a bright and prosperous future, but Ciro tries to stop this by sending someone to kill Salvatore Conte’s right-hand man. As Genny plans for the future, Ciro sets his plan into motion that will cause maximum disruption.

Ora facciamo i Conte (S1, E10) Now We Get Conte | June 3, 2014

Bloodshed is imminent as Conte returns to Naples to avenge Tonino’s murder. As Ciro tries to distract him, Daniele’s life hangs in the balance. The tension escalates as the in-fighting intensifies and all-out war looms.

Cento modi per uccidere (S1, E11) 100 Ways to Kill | June 10, 2014

As the Savastanos’ rivals rally around Conte, Genny also faces trouble internally as his young supporters clash with the older lieutenants. As Imma intervenes, she learns Ciro is behind the murder of Tonino. Conte is out for revenge in the penultimate episode of the first series, see if he strikes the right target.

Gli Immortali (S1, E12) The Immortals | June 10, 2014

After Imma’s death, Genny finds a CD with a recording of the conversation between Ciro and Manu. Furious at Ciro’s betrayal, he decides to kill all the older lieutenants in the clan. When Ciro realizes Genny’s plan, he meets Conte to convince him to kill Genny and his boys. Genny hunts down Ciro intent on revenge.

Gomorrah (Season Two/2016) Series

Synopsis of the Second season of this Italian Mafia show

This series is set in the back streets of Naples where organised crime is big business. The show follows the fortunes of warring crime families as they compete for underworld supremacy. In this season, a sinister drug baron returns to Naples intent on stirring up trouble.

Poster of the Second season of this Italian Mafia show

Gomorrah (S2/2016) show – poster.

Ratings of the second season of this Italian Mafia show

FM’s rating 4.15/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date80% Tomatometer & 91% Audience Score
Mike Hale / Rotten TomatoesThe show is a brooding, propulsive, totally addictive story of rival gangster clans in modern-day Naples, shot like a Brutalist chiaroscuro nightmare.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Gomorrah (S2) show

Spoilers Free Brief Review of the Second season of this Italian Mafia show

In Naples, Italy – a violent battle breaks out among the different criminal families to gain supremacy in the lucrative drug business. To gain primacy, at no cost, these murderous constituents of the Neapolitan crime organizations are not going to stop, any time soon. Unless someone powerful steps in to take control of the situation and emerge as a new leader. This is an addictive series with its story and actors in full flow.

Trailer of the Gomorrah (S2/2016) Series

Gomorrah (S2) show – trailer | YouTube.

Spoilers Alert – episode summary of the Second season of this Italian show

A peek into the Twelve (12) Episodes of the Second (2nd) Season

Vita mia (S2, E1) My life | May 10, 2016

Pietro and Malamo take refuge in a warehouse in northern Italy; Ciro and Nano need money to buy a part of Conte’s cocaine; Deborah falls apart under questioning. With Don Pietro in hiding, Ciro sets about building a new drug empire with Salvatore Conte.

Lacrime e sangue (S2, E2) Tears and blood | May 10, 2016

Genny visits his most valuable drug source in Honduras. Back in Italy, he receives a tempting offer, and during a trip to Cologne, Genny is faced with an unexpected reunion. It is one year since the formation of Salvatore Conte’s Alliance, and having established a new drug empire in Central America, Genny reunites with his father.

Mea culpa (S2, E3) My fault | May 17, 2016

Genny and his father start something new after the disaster in Cologne. In Naples, Ciro and Salvatore take over the drug business from the previous owners: the Savastanos. Conte recklessly takes revenge against one of his men, upon which Ciro capitalizes, further weakening their fragile alliance.

Profumo di iena (S2, E4) Hyena scent | May 17, 2016

The supposed end of the Savastanos Clan opens new doors for Ciro and Conte. The ice-cold dealer Annalisa and Patrizia, who works at the boutique, want to make their claim to power. Ciro looks to cut a deal with Gennaro when new faces on the streets start causing problems. Meanwhile, Don Pietro returns to Naples.

Occhi negli occhi (S2, E5) Eyes to eyes | May 24, 2016

Ciro organises a parley with Gennaro in an attempt to avoid a full-on gang war. Gennaro agrees but with some strict orders from his father.

‘O Track (S2, E6) | May 24, 2016

With the peace talks in tatters, a new type of Camorrista emerges — one not concerned about breaking time-honoured traditions. Don Pietro is not happy with Genny and decides to confront him about his actions.

Il Principe e il Nano (S2, E7) The Prince and the Dwarf | May 31, 2016

O’Principe enjoys his rise to power as the head of the new breed of Camorristi, but his celebrity and attitude soon make him enemies.

Divide et impera (S2, E8) Divide and Conquer | May 31, 2016

Following a shocking assassination, Ciro sets out to find the killer while preventing tensions from boiling over. The alliance leaders blame O’Nano for the death of O’Principe. Ciro launches an investigation to ensure it is him before it’s too late.

Sette anni (S2, E9) Seven years | June 7, 2016

Marinella is distraught to hear that Raffaele is getting out of prison. Ciro calls a meeting to divide the turf, but not everybody is happy with their cut.

Fantasmi (S2, E10) Ghosts | June 7, 2016

An increasingly isolated Ciro finds a possible way to sniff out Pietro’s hiding place, while the Alliance call some of his decisions into question.

Nella gioia e nel dolore (S2, E11) In joy and in pain | June 14, 2016

Pietro prepares to take back control once and for all, as Ciro decides to go into hiding. Meanwhile, in Rome, Avitable suffers a complication in his business.

La fine del giorno (S2, E12) The end of the day | June 14, 2016

As Ciro prepares for an all-out war with the Savastano clan, Pietro finds a way to deal his enemy a devastating blow. Pietro sets up a new method for dealing to maintain wealth. Genny awaits the birth of his first child, while Ciro prepares for war.

Gomorrah (Season Three/2017) Series

Synopsis of the Third season of this Italian Mafia show

Genny takes control and ultimately rules over Naples and Rome. Within his network two women rise to power: Annalisa, named “Scianel”, a key drug pusher and a natural leader, and Patrizia, one of Genny’s most faithful foot soldiers. When Ciro forms a new partnership with the young and ambitious Enzo, a light that once vanished from Ciro’s eyes reappears. The former street-level drug dealers cast their net far beyond the city of Naples and the borders of Italy. Genny, Ciro and Enzo are about to make peace when Enzo demands a sacrifice.

Poster of the third season of this Italian Mafia show

Gomorrah (S3) show – poster.

Ratings of the third season of this Italian Mafia show

FM’s rating 4.22/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date80% Tomatometer & 97% Audience Score
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Gomorrah (S3) show.

Spoilers Free Brief Review of this Italian Mafia show

After his mother Immacolata and father Don Pietro Savastano died, Genny emerged as the big boss of the Neapolitan crime organizations. With Ciro still in hiding, the new Don Genny expands his drug business activities in Naples and Rome. The gripping story about the rise of a young leader in the world of the Mafia continues to entertain us. The Mafia consists of various hues of colourful characters and their stories are compelling to watch.

Trailer of the Gomorrah (S3/2017) Series

Trailer – Gomorrah (S3) show | YouTube.

Spoilers Alert – episode summary of the Third season of this Italian show

A peek into the Twelve (12) Episodes of the Third (3rd) Season

Viva il Re! (S3, E1) Long live the king! | November 17, 2017

After his father dies, Genny is in charge now. He has to cover Pietro’s death and take care of the streets. Gennaro Savastano heads to Naples to warn Ciro ahead of time, that there will be retribution for Don Pietro’s murder.

Hasta la Muerte (S3, E2) To Death | November 17, 2017

Genny involves Gegè, his accountant, in his dirty businesses. Don Giuseppe, Genny’s father-in-law, comes back from prison. After a year in Rome, Genny has made a success of Don Avitabile’s business while he is in jail, but now Giuseppe has been released from prison.

Inferno (S3, E3) Hell | November 24, 2017

Ciro has rebuilt his life in Bulgaria, where he is the trusted right-hand man of a drug dealer called Valentin. The Bulgarian criminals agree with the Neapolitan Camorra. Ciro, now in Sofia, has some issues with his new boss’ son.

Il filo e la Moira (S3, E4) The thread and the Moira | November 24, 2017

Genny tries to close a deal. Scianel gets out of prison, and Genny knows he must confront her. Meanwhile, Don Avitabile is also preparing for revenge against Genny.

Sangue Blu (S3, E5) Blue blood | December 1, 2017

Genny finds Ciro, who has teamed up with Enzo and his crew. Ciro offers Genny his support and organizes a heist using Enzo and his people. Under Ciro’s wing, Enzo and his companions make waves with a big score; Genny looks to get back on his feet with a new supplier.

Come nascere (S3, E6) Like being born | December 1, 2017

Genny and Ciro’s alliance solidifies as they offer an olive branch and opportunity to Schianel, to go against the Federation, with Blue Blood at their disposal. Genny is back in a strong position thanks to the success of his new drug ventures; Ciro and Genny meet with Branka, a Milanese business partner, to buy new drugs.

Sangue del mio sangue (S3, E7) Blood of my blood | December 8, 2017

The Federation take notice of their profits dropping. They spot Blue Blood’s operation and offer him important territory for his mastermind’s head. With the help of Ciro, Enzo launches new operations in Naples. However, the traffic does not go unnoticed by the city’s existing bosses.

Guerra aperta (S3, E8) Open war | December 8, 2017

Enzo and crew are under attack. Ciro convinces him not to react on impulse advising him to come up with a plan to exploit the weaknesses of the opponents. Plus, Genny approaches Scianel to help finance his war.

Giuda! ( S3, E9) Judas! | December 15, 2017

Ciro wants a ceasefire, but it doesn’t come without a quid pro quo; Enzo can finally enjoy all he’s achieved, but the good times don’t last.

Insieme (S3, E10) Creature | December 15, 2017

In an unwinnable position, Genny sends Patrizia to agree to terms of surrender. He and Ciro go to Enzo and hope he will listen to reason.

Fede (S3, E11) Wedding ring | December 22, 2017

With Azzurra and Pietrino in the crosshairs of the Confederati, Genny risks losing everything with a plan that could easily misfire.

Per sempre (S3, E12) Forever | December 22, 2017

Ciro, Genny and Enzo sign the peace with the Confederates, obtaining part of their territories. However, peace achieved with blood carries only more blood.

Gomorrah (Season Four/2019) Series

Synopsis of the Fourth season of this Italian Mafia show

In the aftermath of Ciro’s death, Genny is left to face Naples once again on the brink of fighting and bloodshed. With Sangue Blu taking back his grandfather’s kingdom and the Capaccio crew making their moves on the Secondigliano turf, Genny’s sole remaining option is to bring in a new player: the Levante family. For a while, their involvement gives Genny a newfound balance on the map of gangland power, and as he starts to shed his old criminal past behind, he dreams of setting up a life for his son entirely different to the one his father left him.

Poster of the Fourth season of this Italian Mafia show

Gomorrah (S4) show – poster.

Ratings of the Fourth season of this Italian Mafia show

FM’s rating4.11/5
Rotten Tomatoes rating as of the date91% Audience Score
Alex Behan / Rotten TomatoesIt’s realistic, it’s dark, it’s in Italian and it’s so well-made.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Gomorrah (S4)

Spoilers free brief review of the Fourth season of this Italian Mafia show

Don Genny tries to reinvent himself as a legitimate businessman, by putting up a new management style in the working of an organized crime organization. But the clan wars break out. And it once again pulls Genny back into the world of crime. For Don Genny, the set of rules in the legal business world and the illegal business world is not very different.

As he continues to operate like a Mafia kingpin. His story of the rise and impending fall in the world of crime and violence keeps us (the viewers) engaged. The fresh set up of Italian backdrop in the criminal activities adds a new variety and fresh ingredients to the Mafia tale. The battle for supremacy in the world of Mafia gets intense in this Italian crime drama. And we are completely hooked on it.

Trailer of the Gomorrah (S4/2019) Series

Trailer – Gomorrah (S4) show | YouTube.

Spoilers Alert – episode summary of the Fourth season of this Italian show

A peek into the Twelve (12) Episodes of the Fourth (4th) Season

First (S4, E1) | March 29, 2019

With Ciro dead and Naples set for an all-out war, Genny turns to a new and powerful player for help; Patrizia doesn’t run into difficulties yet, but her peace will soon be shattered.

Second (S4, E2) | March 29, 2019

Genny reinvents himself as a businessman. However, when things get tough, he finds it impossible to keep his hands clean.

Third (S4, E3) | April 5, 2019

Patrizia is the leader of the clan that supplies the rest of the Camorra families of Naples: the Capaccos and the boys from Forcella. But she has a secret that links her to the Levant clan.

Fourth (S4, E4) | April 5, 2019

Genny and his colleague Resta leave for London to acquire the company that will take care of his new project, but he will be obliged to confront the demons of his past.

Fifth (S4, E5) | April 12, 2019

Patri has some personal and business issues to resolve.

Sixth (S4, E6) | April 12, 2019

Someone in the shadows wants to use Nicola, Patrizia’s right hand, to question the power structures Genny wanted and set fire to the streets of Naples.

Seventh (S4, E7) | April 19, 2019

The general discontent of the Forcella clan begins to undermine the leadership of Sangue Blu. From whom will Enzo have to look to prove he is a real leader?

Eight (S4, E8) | April 19, 2019

An unforeseen event that drags Genny’s new company into the spotlight is likely to blow up the construction of the entire airport.

Ninth (S4, E9) | April 26, 2019

The Capaccos decide to conquer Forcella with harsh attacks on Blue Blood and his men. The most unpredictable of allies will help him.

Tenth (S4, E10) | April 26, 2019

Patrizia has finally discovered who is behind all her misfortunes. Now she must choose: give in to the patriarchate of the Levant clan or start a war?

Eleventh (S4, E11) | May 3, 2019

Mickey Levante now has to choose who to take sides with. Genny, who had left Secondigliano in Patrizia’s command to pacify Naples, begins to be no longer certain of his choice.

Twelveth (S4, E12) | May 3, 2019

It’s time for choices. Who will reign over the smouldering ruins of Naples bloodied by the clan war?

In season three of this show, Ciro Di Marzio aka The Immortal reportedly died. But many in Gomorrah's huge global fan base couldn't accept Ciro's death. There was a lot of hue and cry. So, the following movie explains the fate of Ciro Di Marzio.

The Immortal (L’Immortale/2019) Movie

Synopsis of The Immortal (L’Immortale) film

As a criminal mastermind and member of the Savastano clan Ciro Di Marzio drowns off the Gulf of Naples, he’s hit with flashbacks from his life – as an orphan in Naples, his childhood mentor, and wild life-or-death chases. On the verge of death, he’s rescued and forced to work for a new crime boss… because it’s true what they say: no one can kill the Immortal.

Poster of The Immortal (L’Immortale) film

The Immortal (L’Immortale) movie – poster.

Ratings of The Immortal (L’Immortale) film

FM’s rating3.70/5
Rotten Tomatoes rating as of the date57% Audience Score
John Serba / Rotten TomatoesAn entertaining, well-made and thematically meaningful addition to this series story.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Immortal (L’Immortale) film

Spoilers Free Brief Review of The Immortal (L’Immortale) film

This stand-alone movie “The Immortal” is lightweight compared to the original series “Gomorrah”. We think this film does not boast of intense drama as that of the series. However, importantly, it tells about the fate of Ciro Di Marzio. Is he alive? Yes, he is alive and kicking. The story of the frenemies Genny and Ciro will unfold and reach its conclusion in the final season of this series. This is a necessary addition to the Italian crime series.

Trailer of The Immortal (L’Immortale) film

Trailer – The Immortal (L’Immortale) film | YouTube.

Gomorrah (Season Five/2021) Series

Synopsis of the Fifth season of this Italian show

Its final season tells the story of the clash between the Levantes and Patrizia left Naples in a pile of bricks, forcing Genny (Salvatore Esposito) to return to action. But with the police hot on Genny’s heels, he is forced into a bunker alone without Azzurra (Ivana Lotito) and Little Pietro. Now, his only ally is ’O Maestrale (Mimmo Borrelli), the mysterious crime boss of Ponticelli, an eastern district of Naples. War is imminent, and his enemies are fierce.

Poster of the Fifth season of this Italian show

Gomorrah (S5) show – poster.

Ratings of the Fifth season of this Italian show

FM’s rating4.20/5
Rotten Tomatoes rating as of the date92% Audience Score
Alex Hale / Rotten TomatoesA show that packages dime-novel emotions with such high Italian style that you bask in it rather than watch it.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Gomorrah (S5) show.

Spoilers Free Brief Review of the Fifth season of this Italian show

With Ciro returning and Genny putting a bounty on him; the all-out war has begun. Every crime boss worth their salt wishes to control the cash-cow business of crimes in Naples and Rome. So, who is left standing at the end of the gory war among the gangsters? What will be the fate of Genny and Ciro, as the battle to control the lucrative illegitimate business heats up in Italy?

We enjoyed this series very much, especially the unique (brotherly) friendship between Genny and Ciro. The intense acting of Ciro is good. But we liked the character arc and growth of Genny’s character in this crime drama. We can share a subtle hint, we loved the satisfactory ending of this series finale. In a way, the series ends with a life lesson that the crime does not pay the rich dividend for long.

Trailer of the Gomorrah (S5/2021) Series

Trailer – Gomorrah (S5) show | YouTube.

Spoilers Alert – episode summary of the Fifth season of this Italian show

A peek into the Ten (10) Episodes of the Fifth (5th) Season

First (S5, E1) | November 19, 2021

The clash between the Levante and Patrizia leaves Naples in ruins, forcing Genny to return to the field. The news upsets the balance, and the situation takes a turn.

Second (S5, E2) | November 19, 2021

In Riga, Genny and Ciro stand face to face again, but there is no time to talk; Ciro is in business with the Russians and now that Don Aniello is dead, he needs a new broker or all deals are off.

Third (S5, E3) | November 26, 2021

Ruggieri continues his investigation of Genny; the Levante brothers become more unwanted in Secondigliano; Genny attempts to gain control of the neighbourhood, but he needs a large amount of cocaine to do so.

Fourth (S5, E4) | November 26, 2021

The clash between the Levante and Patrizia left Naples in ruins, forcing Genny to return to the field. But news upsets the balance: Ciro is alive.

Fifth (S5, E5) | December 3, 2021

Ciro, Enzo and the others are looking for new allies and Genny jumps at the chance to infiltrate the enemy’s ranks with one of his own; Nunzia tries to avenge her husband’s death.

Sixth (S5, E6) | December 3, 2021

Ciro and the others hide away in Forcella, but must quickly find a safer place and a new ally; Genny has put a price on their heads.

Seventh (S5, E7) | December 10, 2021

After yet another setback, Genny is forced to ask some businessmen for a cash infusion to get back up on his feet; Ciro and Nunzia receive an unexpected visit.

Eight (S5, E8) | December 10, 2021

To win Ciro’s competition, Genny tries to get his bosses to sell cocaine for half the price. The move seems to work, but Ciro has something else in store for Genny.

Ninth (S5, E9) | December 17, 2021

Genny is ready to go and pressures Ruggieri to find out where his son has been sent; Ciro and Nunzia find new and unexpected allies willing to help them.

Tenth (S5, E10) | December 17, 2021

Genny has no choice, he has to do what Ciro is ordering him. He leaves with him for one last trip. Locked alone in the cockpit, they will be forced to face their demons.

Awards won by the Gomorrah series

Names of the AwardsNames of the Award Winners
Capri, Hollywood (Italy) – 2014Winner Capri TV Series Award
Marco D’Amore – Winner Capri Mediterranean Award –
Monte-Carlo TV Festival – 2015Best International Drama TV Series (S1) – Winner Golden Nymph
Marco D’Amore (S1) – Winner Golden Nymph – Outstanding Actor in a Drama TV Series
Leonardo Fasoli (Writer) (S1) – Winner Golden Nymph – Best Drama TV Series
Flaiano International Prizes – 2016Marco D’Amore (S2) – Winner Golden Pegasus – Best Television Actor
Busto Arsizio Film Festival – 2019Cristina Donadio – Winner Antonioni Award
Awards – Gomorrah show

If you love crime drama about the infamous Italian mafia – Gomorrah. And in case you like then check out the Narcos series about the drug lords of South America.

Featured & Other Images: Gomorrah | IMDb & HBO Max.

Discover more from Focus Magazine

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading

Scroll to Top