This week, Netflix is offering a very cool mini-documentary series about a New York mafia boss. John Gotti was a rather remarkable Godfather, because he always appeared on the scene in a razor-sharp suit looking like a movie star: all the way to the court. Get Gotti is about his success, but it’s also about what ultimately killed him.
Get Gotti on Netflix
The Netflix documentary was produced by the people behind Fear City, so that’s a positive thing. All kinds of images are interwoven in a good way to tell in a very clear and at the same time very interesting way what is happening in terms of police activity and mafia practices that happened around that Gotti. Not convinced yet? That’s okay, we’ll give you three more reasons to watch this documentary:
Movies, series and music also often refer to all kinds of things related to Gotti and other mafia men. Situations and names that sound familiar to you will appear. It may be a little more complicated for Americans, but for us outsiders, it’s nice to have a little more context about these true events that are also retold correctly in the movies.
Because: that accent
This documentary shows all kinds of people who have lived in New York their whole lives and you can hear it. How some of the words are pronounced, but are also regularly referred to as “Wiseguys”, for example, is very nice. If you like those Eastern US accents, this is a great piece of entertainment.
Because: prominent figures
On the one hand, a documentary is good when there is good footage and it is put together in a good way as well, but there is another factor that can make a documentary real. This is the presence of important characters in the story. When it comes to Gotti, it’s natural to want to hear from the man’s accusers, but also the FBI agents who investigated him and, here’s the best kept secret – the former Mafia members. Although, is there such a thing? In any case, people near the fire.
Get Gotti is now available on Netflix.
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