Gangs of New York – TV-Tip of the Week

Gangs of New York - TV-Tip of the Week

Gangs of New York – TV-Tip of the Week

               Genre: Drama
               New York, revenge, Gang

Wednesday 3 February 2010, kabel eins, 20:15 Clock

  New York City in 1846: In the notorious Five Points district of Manhattan, there is a fierce, merciless brutal street battle between two warring gangs. The eerily charismatic butcher William Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis), known as “Bill the Butcher”, which leads men to those who see themselves as American “natives”, while “Priest” Vallon (Liam Neeson), the “Dead Rabbits” of immigrants coming from Ireland in command. In the massacre of all kinds of percussion and stabbing weapons-equipped soldiers, it finally comes to a decisive confrontation between the two leaders, in the Vallon is mortally wounded. His young son Amsterdam (Cian McCormack), who rushes to his dying father, gets a final message from this still a “Never show off!” along the way, which will take him for a few years in an orphanage.

as a young man back to Amsterdam (Leonardo DiCaprio) returns to Five Points, where Bill the Butcher now risen to a feared ruler of the district and cooperation with the corrupt mayor still chases and fights against the Irishmen who arrive in their thousands by ship from Europe. He succeeds Amsterdam, arouse the interest of the powerful benevolent butcher who takes the watch, brave young man, whose identity he initially does not know yet, under his wing. In the beautiful and clever thief Everdeane Jenny (Cameron Diaz), which is connected to a close way with Bill, Amsterdam gradually finds an ally against the murderers of his father, whom he finally confronts in open hostility. During the social unrest worsen dramatically, Amsterdam, is gearing up now, together with the former comrades of his father to a renewed battle against the Butcher …
(# At) nominated in ten categories for the Academy Award as well as several other international film awards and awarded more than thirty times was Gangs of New York, based on the novel by Herbert Asbury, a huge success with cinema audiences. But the huge monumental as violent with its visual opulence, its elaborate, production for detail and his extensive playing time of over two and a half hours also reaped huge criticism, especially because of his interpretations of the historical background and detailed representations of the raw brutality.

After all, the film, which also includes built in 2002, the television documentary
Uncovering the Real Gangs of New York Harry Hanbury, and its reception history some controversial discourses about the American history of that Hours unleashed. Martin Scorsese’s equally romanticized as gloomy perspective on these events is a fictional, sometimes blunt irony dominated by discussion of this historical material is, seems truly a bit like a fairytale. Very beautifully and accurately filmed by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, Gangs of New York stands out for its atmospheric tension, its distinctive characters, and the ambivalent relationships between the protagonists, not least as a protagonist rich costume painting and revenge drama that is definitely worth seeing.
(Mary Anderson)

Title: Gangs of New York – TV-Min Tip of the Week Country of production: Germany, USA, Italy, Great Britain, Netherlands Length: 166 ( )

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