Gomorrah Filmmakers May Have Paid Off Italian Mob

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Italian prosecutors are looking into whether the team behind 2008's Gomorrah, the dark and very widely praised film about organized crime in Naples, may have gotten a little too close to the world they were chronicling. An informant has claimed that director Matteo Garrone, who just won the Grand Prix at Cannes for Reality, paid $26,000 to a mob kingpin in exchange for protection and cooperation while filming. And yet that Oscar snub still happened!