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The Caiman (2006)
"Il caimano" (original title)

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A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

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Bruno Bonomo
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Paola Bonomo / Aidra
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Teresa
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Marco Pulici / Silvio Berlusconi
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Franco Caspio
Antonello Grimaldi ...
Direttore di Produzione
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Marito di Aidra
Elio De Capitani ...
Tatti Sanguineti ...
Beppe Savonese
Jerzy Stuhr ...
Jerzy Sturovsky
Toni Bertorelli ...
Indro Montanelli
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Lorenzo Alessandri ...
Aiuto regista
Giancarlo Basili ...
Fritz Simmons, lo scenografo
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Bruno Bonomo (Silvio Orlando) was a famous producer of b-movies in 70s; after a long hiatus, following the commercial fiasco of "Cataratte", Bonomo is going to be signed by RAI in order to produce a film about Cristoforo Colombo's homecoming. When the director Franco Caspio (Giuliano Montaldo) quits the project, Bonomo is forced to offer another screenplay to RAI, which is "Il Caimano" a screenplay he stumbled upon, written by the young director Teresa (Jasmine Trinca). The film-in-the-film is centered on the figure of Italy's prime minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, a subject so controversial that even the public television refuse to produce it. While Bonomo's private life collapses piece by piece, as he's divorcing from his wife (Margherita Buy), and the bank is pressing him hard to pay back his long-standing debts, he finds out that struggling to get this movie filmed is the only thing that keeps him alive. Written by Furex

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$673,323 (Italy) (7 April 2006)

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$5,455,507 (Europe) (7 April 2006)
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A film about a film about Berlusconi
29 March 2006 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Shot with very sharp and uncommon intelligence, Il Caimano mixes surreal fancy together with raw and firm realism. A film that marvels for its equilibrium, that moves you and makes you think. A fearless, experimental, very personal work that potentially might be vastly criticized, far beyond the standards of the average Italian film production in terms of quality, sometimes also very funny, full of quotations by Tarantino or by earlier Italian b-movies, maybe stating that this kind of Italy itself looks like a very ugly b-movie. I'd like that Italian critics would acclaim this great movie, but I doubt it will be like this: most probably, it will be fully appreciated abroad. It might be Nanni Moretti's masterpiece. And Silvio Orlando's acting is great. Thank you, Nanni.


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