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Martin Scorsese (Image Source: Instagram)
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Martin Scorsese jokingly confirms making Tumblr mafia movie 'Goncharov'

ANI | Updated: Nov 27, 2022 15:13 IST

Kochi (Kerala) [India], November 27 (ANI): American filmmaker Martin Scorsese has proved that he is the king of comedy by finally giving the confirmation that he was the one who made the Tumblr mafia movie 'Goncharov'.
According to NYPost, a USA-based news outlet, years ago a Tumblr user posted a photo of a "knock off" shoe purchased online, with an odd label mentioning the filmmaker.
It read, "The greatest mafia movie ever made. Martin Scorsese presents Goncharov. Domenico Proccacci production. A film by Matteo JWHJ0715. About the Naples Mafia," as per the outlet.
Scorsese, who is an Oscar winner director, has helmed iconic mafia films, such as 'The Irishman' and 'Goodfellas' -- but not 1973's 'Goncharov'.
However, according to the NYPost, this week, he finally acknowledged his unofficial, internet-famous mafia masterpiece 'Goncharov'.

In a TikTok response to a previous video that laid out the history of 'Goncharov', Scorsese's daughter Francesca shared a screenshot of a text conversation between her and her father, in which she asks if he has seen a New York Times article outlining the digital footprint of the 'Goncharov' movement.
"Yes. I made that film years ago," Scorsese responded, seemingly in on the joke.
Though many people might not have heard of this film, it has a poster, a theme song, and an accompanying video game.
'Goncharov' even has a tagline: "the greatest mafia movie (n)ever made." The dream all-star cast includes Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Cybill Shepherd, Gene Hackman and Harvey Keitel.
In 2020, when the picture of the mysterious shoe label was reblogged with the caption, "this idiot hasn't seen Goncharov," the movie turned into memeable gold, as per NYPost. (ANI)