Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail : Spiro. ... See full summary »
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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 »
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Professor Alberto Sajevo sees a woman walking in downtown Turin and starts following her for days; he finally meets her and they start talking, but they both give fake names. She is not the... See full summary »
Italian Communist Party (PCI) is going to change name and identity and renew itself into a new 'Thing'. This is a selection of talks that took place in various sections of the party ... 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
I've seen Il caimano with a group of spinsters politically dogged. It was my first Nanni Moretti film, and I fell in love with him and his cinema. Il caimano is a marvellous film, talking about a family and a dream in the Berlusconi era. Bruno Bonomo is a producer of B-movies. He's stubborn and dreamer, and one night he receives a screenplay from a girl during a film festival. This girl wants at all costs realize a film about Berlusconi, called Il caimano. Bruno doesn't understand the main character is just Berlusconi, and so he decides to please the girl preparing this film. All happens while the Bonomo family falls to pieces. Bruno Bonomo is played by Silvio Orlando, an actor present in a lot of Moretti's films, who gives a splendid performance. His wife Paola is played by Margherita Buy, the best contemporary Italian actress according to me (I'd drool for seeing her in the whole B-movie at the beginning, Cataratte), and the young director, Teresa, is played by Jasmine Trinca, a nice and quite good promise of Italian cinema, together with Silvio Muccino, Cristiana Capotondi and Riccardo Scamarcio. To complete the cast, there are Michele Placido, Jerzy Stuhr, Anna Bonaiuto, a lot of directors and he, Nanni Moretti. A marvellous film: who wants to study the Berlusconian Italy, well, he (or she) has to watch it.
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