Martin Scorsese’s 1973 mob movie Goncharov is creating a lot of buzz five decades after its intended release. The film is being touted as the director’s best film, with many even calling it a genre-defining work. Goncharov is a story of corrupt power and loss, set in an Italian urban landscape.
Social media users are discussing the poster, the theme song and the cinematic brilliance of the film which starred Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Gene Hackman and Cybill Shepherd. If you haven’t been able to watch the movie yet, read on to find out how you can stream the movie.
How to track Goncharov?
If you want to watch the movie on a streaming platform or TV, unfortunately, that wouldn’t be possible because Goncharov isn’t even a real movie. This is right! The movie doesn’t actually exist and is actually part of an elaborate joke that started on Tumblr and kept getting bigger over time. The entire internet is now delusional about the film’s existence.
Goncharov’s origin is traced back to an old Tumblr post where a user posted a photo of a sneaker. The show had a label that read “The Greatest Mob Movie Ever Made. Martin Scorsese presents GONCHAROV. production Domenico Proccacci. A film by Matteo JWHJ0715. About the Mafia in Naples.”
In 2022, a user reshared the post with a comment that read: “This idiot hasn’t seen Goncharov.” However, the discussion surrounding the film started to pick up steam last week around November 19, with several users joking that Goncharov was the greatest film Martin Scorsese ever made.
Goncharov has been trending on social media since last week
The film soon became a trending topic on Tumblr and then made its way to Twitter and TikTok, where its hashtag garnered more than 7 million views. While some fell for the joke, others became part of it, and their collaborative effort turned the spoof into a giant meme fest.
Social media users have gone as far as creating a theme song for the film, designing a fan art poster, and even dissecting scenes. People are now discussing the film’s potential plot points on a dedicated Discord server. All information about the fake movie is saved in a Google Doc.
What is Goncharov about?
Social media users have also come up with quite an interesting story for the ‘Scorsese movie’. The film is set on a premise similar to the movies Nose and Dear ones. It follows the main character Goncharov, a man who previously worked for Russian organized crime, but has given up his dark side to live in peace with his wife, Katya.
The poor soul is then forced back into crime and finds a new rival in the form of Andrey the banker. Meanwhile, Sofia forms a romantic relationship with Katya. There are also additional characters in the film, including Ice Pick Joe and “sad boy” Mario. While Robert De Niro plays the titular character in the fictional film, Al Pacino makes an appearance as both Mario and Andrey.
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