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Inside bizarre plot of FAKE Martin Scorsese flick Goncharov – which was MADE UP on the internet

Many people on the internet seem to have come to an agreement that Martin Scorsese’s 1973 film Goncharov is the ‘greatest mafia movie after made’ – the only problem is, it doesn’t actually exist.

That’s right, social media users have completely made the flick up – creating fake movie posters, a cast list, and even a detailed plot line, and the made-up Italian mafia movie has now become an elaborate inside joke between thousands of people around the globe.

Tumblr and Twitter users have spent hours discussing their favorite scenes and sharing memories associated with watching the movie. 

They have even reminisced about their first impressions and swooned over the exciting twists and turns – all of which were completely fabricated.

Many people on the internet have come to an agreement that Martin Scorsese’s 1973 film Goncharov is the ‘greatest mafia movie after made’ – the only problem is, it doesn’t exist

Social media users have completely made the Scorsese flick up - creating fake movie posters, a cast list, and even a detailed plot line, and it has now become an elaborate inside joke

Social media users have completely made the Scorsese flick up – creating fake movie posters, a cast list, and even a detailed plot line, and it has now become an elaborate inside joke

Some people even came up with specific scenes – writing about them in great detail on the web – while others created concept art for the non-existent flick.

The plot of Martin Scorsese’s 1973 film Goncharov – which was completely made up by fans

People on the internet claim that the movie came out in 1973 and starred Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, and Harvey Keitel. 

It followed a former Russian mafia man named Goncharov, who gave up his mob life to retire in Naples with his wife, Katya.

However, he is soon forced back into his old line of work, and he quickly forms a new rival named Andrey. 

Things then get even more complicated when romantic feelings start to develop between him and his nemesis.

Other characters include someone named Ice Pick Joe (an American guy who kills people with an ice pick and wears an eye patch, according to Mashable) and Katya’s close friend and secret lover, Sofia. 

And for those who aren’t in on the joke – they have been left very confused about the mysterious Scorsese film that everyone can’t stop raving about but doesn’t actually come up on any actual streaming sites or movie lists.

It all started last year, when someone shared a picture of a pair of pair of boots that they had ordered online to Tumblr. 

Sewed onto the inside of the shoes where the tag should have been was an ad for a movie called Goncharov.

It said, ‘”The greatest mafia movie ever made.” Martin Scorsese presents, Goncharov.’

‘I got these knockoff boots online and instead of the brand name on the tag they have the name of an apparently nonexistent Martin Scorsese movie? What the f**k,’ read the caption of the original post.

It quickly went viral, and many people on the web then decided to concoct various details of the phony film. 

There are now thousands of posts surrounding the imagined movie, including analyses and debates about the themes and characters, as well as in-depth reviews for it. 

‘Goncharov, as a piece of visual media, does not exist and will never be found in an archive or on a streaming service,’ one Tumblr post about it reads.

‘But Goncharov, the lost film, exists because a sudden, spontaneous, and largely unanimous decision was made by a unified collective that it should exist.

‘The unified collective, prompted by nothing more than sheer will, subsequently brought forth a complete feature film with largely consistent plots, characters, themes, motifs, and music.’ 

It all started last year, when someone shared a picture of a pair of pair of boots they had ordered to Tumblr. Sewed onto the inside of the shoes was an ad for a movie called Goncharov

It all started last year, when someone shared a picture of a pair of pair of boots they had ordered to Tumblr. Sewed onto the inside of the shoes was an ad for a movie called Goncharov

It quickly went viral, and many people on the web then decided to fabricate various details of the phony film. Some people even came up concept art for the non-existent flick (seen)

It quickly went viral, and many people on the web then decided to fabricate various details of the phony film. Some people even came up concept art for the non-existent flick (seen)

There are now thousands of posts surrounding the made up film, including analyses and debates about the themes and characters, as well as in-depth reviews. A fan's art is seen above

There are now thousands of posts surrounding the made up film, including analyses and debates about the themes and characters, as well as in-depth reviews. A fan’s art is seen above

Another post said: ‘I’m absolutely amazed and delighted by the way in which thousands and thousands of people have spontaneously agreed to invent a movie and, without actively discussing it in any way, have very quickly come to agreements on not just overall themes but character names, plot points, and even specific scenes.

According to online posts, the movie came out in 1973 and starred Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, and Harvey Keitel. De Niro and Pacino are seen together in June

According to online posts, the movie came out in 1973 and starred Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, and Harvey Keitel. De Niro and Pacino are seen together in June

‘It’s fantastic and could probably be used as a basis for a college thesis on human collaborative behavior.

‘We could all sit down and talk about it and agree on themes, etc., but no one is. It’s all through Tumblr posts that become popular because they’re funny, are framed particularly well, have an interesting theme/scene idea, etc. 

‘It makes me think of humans thousands of years ago making up stories and spreading them by re-telling, adding and removing themes and scenes at each re-telling until it coalesces into a full story. It’s absolutely delightful and I love it.’

According to online posts, the movie came out in 1973 and starred Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, and Harvey Keitel.

It followed a former Russian mafia man named Goncharov, who gave up his mob life to retire in Naples with his wife, Katya. 

However, he is soon forced back into his old line of work, and he quickly forms a new rival named Andrey. Things then get even more complicated when romantic feelings start to develop between him and his nemesis. 

LOL: Tumblr and Twitter users have spent hours discussing their favorite scenes and sharing memories associated with watching the movie

LOL: Tumblr and Twitter users have spent hours discussing their favorite scenes and sharing memories associated with watching the movie

Creative: They have even reminisced about their first impressions and swooned over the exciting twists and turns - all of which were completely made up

Creative: They have even reminisced about their first impressions and swooned over the exciting twists and turns – all of which were completely made up

Other characters include someone named Ice Pick Joe (an American guy who kills people with an ice pick and wears an eye patch, according to Mashable) and Katya’s close friend and secret lover, Sofia.

‘My parents said this movie was THE movie of all time. Glad to know it still holds up to this day,’ read one joke tweet about Goncharov recently.

‘I’m on my 23rd re-watch and his movie changed my fundamentally as a human,’ someone else replied. ‘They weren’t lying when they said it’s the best movie.’

‘Man, what a good film,’ read a third post, while a fourth said, ‘Beautiful movie.’

‘It’s indeed a masterpiece,’ responded another Twitter user.

‘I just started watching it and I’m loving it so far. So happy to have found this masterpiece,’ tweeted a different person.

‘God this movie is one of the greats, can’t believe so many people haven’t heard of it,’ wrote another.

‘This film was underrated for too long, the cinematography is so inspiring,’ gushed someone else.

The film became so talked about on the web that it even caught the eye of Scorsese's 23-year-old daughter, Francesca (pictured), recently

The film became so talked about on the web that it even caught the eye of Scorsese’s 23-year-old daughter, Francesca (pictured), recently

She shared a text conversation between her and her dad to TikTok, in which she sent him a link to an article about the made-up movie - and he joined in on the Goncharov fun

She shared a text conversation between her and her dad to TikTok, in which she sent him a link to an article about the made-up movie – and he joined in on the Goncharov fun

And while the dramatic love story does not actually exist, it's believed that the original ad that was sewed into the boots was for a real movie called Gomorrah

And while the dramatic love story does not actually exist, it’s believed that the original ad that was sewed into the boots was for a real movie called Gomorrah

The film became so talked about on the web that it even caught the eye of Scorsese’s 23-year-old daughter, Francesca, recently. 

She responded to a fan on TikTok who wondered if Scorsese had seen the ordeal. She replied by sharing a text conversation between her and her dad, in which she sent him a link to an article about the made-up movie – and he joined in on the Goncharov fun.

‘Did you see this?’ she asked, to which the director replied, ‘Yes. I made that film years ago.’

And while the dramatic love story does not actually exist, it’s believed that the original ad that was sewed into the boots was for a real movie.

According to Tumblr, it was meant to be for a flick called Gomorrah made by Italian film producer Domenico Procacci, which Scorsese lent his name to in an attempt to boost reception in the US.

Some have theorized that Gomorrah – an Italian crime drama – was originally going to be called Goncharov, but that the film’s name was changed before it was released.

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