Gangs of New York - Directed by Martin Scorsese
New York, 1863. Lower Manhattan is a city of lawlessness, borderless political corruption, and great unrest. Due to the civil war, the country is divided and on the verge of chaos. Even the people of the infamous area of Manhattan's "Five Points" are getting closer to war.
Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio), a young Irish-American immigrant, returns to Five Points after fifteen years. There he wants revenge on William Cutting, or. Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis), the mighty leader of an anti-immigrant gang killed his father. Amsterdam knows that the first step towards fulfilling his task is to break into Bill's circle.
But with his immense independence and beauty, he is also attracted to the mysterious daddy Jenny Everdeane (Cameron Diaz). And it is her secret past that unexpectedly complicates Amsterdam's plan. His path becomes a battle both for his personal survival and for the survival of his nation. It peaked during the War of 1863 when America witnessed the worst urban unrest in history.
"Already as a child growing up in lower Manhattan, I was interested in the stories of old New York. Every day I explored the neighbouring streets and slowly discovered an extraordinary but rather unknown period in the history of the city and country. class, with stories of waves of immigrants of all nationalities filling the streets, of corrupt politicians, and of legends of the lowest class trying to take matters into their own hands. All these years the stories stayed with me and I dreamed of bringing them to the canvas. In these stories, young America was put to the test with its ideals. These stories represent our roots. " - Martin Scorsese
Gangs of New York is an epic historical crime movie directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, and Henry Thomas, Brendon Gleeson, Stephen Graham and Liam Neeson in a special appearance. The movie is a must-watch classic that displays the birth of America and yes through bloody violence and brawls.