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The Caiman (2006)

Il caimano (original title)
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
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Marito di Aidra
Elio De Capitani ...
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Beppe Savonese
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Jerzy Sturovsky
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Indro Montanelli
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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$5,455,507 (Europe) (7 April 2006)
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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 »

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References Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) See more »

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Dixit Dominus
Composed by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
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A machine gun movie

I watched the movie soon after it came out and was delighted to notice the soft touch the director succeeded in applying to so many heavy subjects: family, homosexuality, Italian current feeling, politics, balance between different powers. It seemed like the movie moved a machine gun over those different subjects without really wanting to hurt anyone, or not quite the most obvious targets. In fact women are showed as strong and hard but also a bit able to take life with a certain ease, Berlusconi itself seems like a way to attack a certain right wing politic and a way of life at all different of the one Berlusconi itself embodies.

Tha group that seems to come out without any excuse is the one of the political judges that are really left without any hope in the wonderful final sequence.


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