Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend... See full summary »
Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian national elections.
Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As ... See full summary »
Don Giulio, giovane prete romano, ritorna a casa dopo essere stato parroco in un'isola del Mar Tirreno ed è destinato ad una chiesa di periferia. A Roma egli ritrova i genitori, la sorella ... See full summary »
Ferruccio De Ceresa
Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful ... See full summary »
Cesare Botero (Nanni Moretti) is a young minister well-known to be corrupted and corrupter. He is looking for an appropriate spokesman. He finds the right person in Prof. Luciano Sandulli (... See full summary »
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
The comment made by the Caiman during his trial, "Yes, but this citizen is perhaps more equal than the others", is a reference to 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell, in which some animals are more equal than others. See more »
Oddball Italian cinema author Nanni Moretti has directed a brilliant political satire about equally eccentric Italian clod Silvio Berlusconi.
A fictional film within a real film is the nicest way of finding out more about actors and directors as it demonstrates mechanisms which viewers can use to ascertain what goes into a director's mind.Although set in the milieu of show business and Machiavelian world of Italian judicial system,it is heartening to note that Italian film "Il Caimano" does not eschew an honest portrayal of family life.It is different in content and style from American/British films as not many films have made in Italy which have lampooned famous Italian political figures.This is the reason why American films about American presidents are appreciated not only in USA but all over the world."Il Caimano" also works as an effective satire and a good work of entertainment.This is why it has been labeled as one of the most accessible Nanni Moretti films both by critics as well as by cinema audiences.This is a film which reinforces audiences' belief in what a good cinema should aspire to be.This is one of the main reasons why it has to be branded as one of the most influential films made by eccentric Italian actor/director Nanni Moretti.Il Caimano is not a political film per Se but a modest film about a famous Italian political figure whose unethical decisions and bizarre behavior has brought a lot of disrepute to Italian people. Nanni Moretti succeeds nicely in retaining film d'auteur status for this film.Nanni Moretti as an actor is equally effective as he does appropriate justice to his role.Il Caimano is a great film which gives a clear idea of what has been happening in Italy to admirers of Italy wherever they might be.
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