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Il Divo (2008)

Il divo - La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 28 May 2008 (Italy)
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The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

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Paolo Sorrentino
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Servillo ... Giulio Andreotti
Anna Bonaiuto ... Livia Danese
Giulio Bosetti Giulio Bosetti ... Eugenio Scalfari
Flavio Bucci ... Franco Evangelisti
Carlo Buccirosso ... Paolo Cirino Pomicino
Giorgio Colangeli ... Salvo Lima
Alberto Cracco ... Don Mario
Piera Degli Esposti ... Signora Enea
Lorenzo Gioielli Lorenzo Gioielli ... Mino Pecorelli
Paolo Graziosi ... Aldo Moro
Gianfelice Imparato ... Vincenzo Scotti
Massimo Popolizio ... Vittorio Sbardella
Aldo Ralli Aldo Ralli ... Giuseppe Ciarrapico
Giovanni Vettorazzo Giovanni Vettorazzo ... Magistrato Scarpinato
Orazio Alba Orazio Alba ... Gaspare Mutolo
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The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

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The spectacular life of Giulio Andreotti.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

28 May 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Il divo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,867, 26 April 2009

Gross USA:

$240,159

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,260,366
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Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (inserts only)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Giulio Andreotti (1919-2013) served as the Prime Minister of Italy for three terms (1972-1973, 1976-1979, and 1989-1992). He was the leader of the political party "Christian Democracy", a Catholic-inspired Christian-democratic party with centrist positions. The party disbanded in 1994, following a number of corruption scandals, and revelations connecting the party to the Mafia. See more »

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Paolo Cirino Pomicino: Niceness is detrimental to politics.
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'Allegro' from Concerto for Flute and Strings No. 3 in D major op. 10 'Il Gardellino'
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Patrick Gallois
Courtesy of Universal Music Italia Srl
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A good starting point to understand Italian politics
7 June 2008 | by rexit-1See all my reviews

"Il divo" (i.e. "the divine") is a view of Italian politics in the 70ies, 80ies and 90ies, centered on its main character: the 5 times prime minister Giulio Andreotti. He is a tiny man, quite fragile looking (hunpback, dog-eared), but very witty, and with a huge aura of power around him (one of his famous aphorism is: power tires those who don't have it). He was a controversial character: first depicted quite as a saint, then as the great maneuverer, and at last as a politician able to welcome the evil to reach his aims. At first sight, this movie surprised me. First of all i was surprised by the ironical and grotesque cut that Sorrentino gave to his movie. Then i was surprised by the judgement suspension that this movie gives to the main character: yes, of course, there are tons of evidences that Andreotti had to do with evil persons to keep his power, but the movie director never says "he is the evil". At the second sight i found out there is more. At the second sight the main character faded into the whole background. This is a movie about Italian politics as a whole. This movies points out how italy has become the country that is nowadays. It shows the slow downhill starting from the first idealists of the republic (such as DeGasperi), down to politics such as Andreotti (for whom "a tree needs manure to grow up", a sort of Machiavelli's "a greater aim justifies any deed"), down until the politics that just want power for power's sake (for this reason the portrait of Cirino Pomicino - this name looks like a joke, but it isn't! - is wonderful). So no surprise when you read about an Italian politician that is judged for corruption or something even worse: it's the consequence of the downhill of the politics that common citizens cannot stop anymore, simply because citizens have no power anymore, it is all in politicians' hands and they share it from hand to hand. I can understand that foreign viewers can find this movie boring and difficult to understand. But forget for a moment it is a movie about Giulio Andreotti, and watch it as the history of 30 years of a real country's politics. Veeery frightening the scene in which Andreotti, caught by insomnia, walks in an empty street surrounded by a 20 men's heavy armed escort. In a "normal" country, straight people should be able to walk safely in any street with no need of any escort at all. That's all imho...


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