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24 March 2006 (Italy) See more »
A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Silvio Orlando ... Bruno Bonomo

Margherita Buy ... Paola Bonomo / Aidra

Jasmine Trinca ... Teresa

Michele Placido ... Marco Pulici / Silvio Berlusconi

Giuliano Montaldo ... Franco Caspio
Antonello Grimaldi ... Direttore di Produzione

Paolo Sorrentino ... Marito di Aidra
Elio De Capitani ... Silvio Berlusconi

Tatti Sanguineti ... Beppe Savonese

Jerzy Stuhr ... Jerzy Sturovsky
Toni Bertorelli ... Indro Montanelli

Matteo Garrone ... Direttore della fotografia
Lorenzo Alessandri ... Aiuto regista
Giancarlo Basili ... Fritz Simmons, lo scenografo

Anna Bonaiuto ... Pubblico Ministero
Dario Cantarelli ... Critico gastronomico
Antonio Catania ... Dirigente Rai
Luca D'Ascanio ... Aiuto regista di Caspio
Cecilia Dazzi ... Luisa

Renato De Maria ... Padre di Teresa
Luisa De Santis ... Marisa
Paolo De Vita ... Autista
Martina Iero ... Margherita
Mimmo Mancini ... Allenatore

Valerio Mastandrea ... Cesari

Carlo Mazzacurati ... Cameriere
Bruno Memoli ... Automobilista
Fabrizio Morandi ... Notaio

Nanni Moretti ... Himself / Silvio Berlusconi
Giovanna Nicolai ... Costumista
Giacomo Passarelli ... Giacomo
Antonio Petrocelli ... Avvocato
Daniele Rampello ... Andrea
Stefano Rulli ... Giudice
Andrea Tidona ... Direttore di banca
Sofia Vigliar ... Baby-sitter

Paolo Virzì ... Dirigente Maoista
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Brunetta ... Madre di Teresa

Ralph Rieckermann ... Killer
Gianluca Valente ... Caporedattore

Christian Vit ... TV Presenter
Silvio Berlusconi ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rocco Buttiglione ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gianfranco Fini ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Cosimo Messeri ... Pittore (uncredited)
Romano Prodi ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martin Schultz ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Nanni Moretti 
Writing credits
Nanni Moretti (story) &
Heidrun Schleef (story)

Nanni Moretti  &
Francesco Piccolo  &
Federica Pontremoli 

Produced by
Angelo Barbagallo .... producer
Gianfranco Barbagallo .... line producer
Nanni Moretti .... producer
Original Music by
Franco Piersanti 
Cinematography by
Arnaldo Catinari 
Film Editing by
Esmeralda Calabria 
Production Design by
Giancarlo Basili 
Costume Design by
Lina Nerli Taviani 
Makeup Department
Sara Del Zoppo .... assistant makeup artist
Aldina Governatori .... key hair stylist
Enrico Iacoponi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Stefano Benappi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Loredana Conte .... assistant director
Alice Di Giacomo .... third assistant director
Cosimo Messeri .... first assistant director
Chrystelle Robin .... assistant director
Ciro Scognamiglio .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sandro Bettin .... painter
Gloria Brescini .... painter
Ludovica Ferrario .... assistant art director
Cristian Marchetti .... props
Glauco Trasselli .... leadman assistant
Glauco Trasselli .... subordinate painter
Sound Department
Marta Billingsley .... sound editor
Simone Carnesecchi .... second boom operator
Andrea Caucci .... sound effects editor
Marzia Cordò .... dialogue editor
Adriano Di Lorenzo .... boom operator
Alberto Doni .... sound mixer
Saverio Lancia .... sound effects editor
Davide Palmiotto .... ProTools operator
Davide Palmiotto .... sound assistant
Paolo Pucci .... sound effects editor
Alessandro Zanon .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Danilo Bollettini .... special effects
Stefano Corridori .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Marina Di Patrizi .... scanning & film recording
Francesco Grisi .... visual effects
Stefano Leoni .... visual effects
Francesco Pepe .... visual effects
Pablo Mariano Picabea .... scanning & film recording
Davide Tubaro .... visual effects
Carlo Antonioni .... stunts
Jacqueline Freda .... stunt double
Riccardo Mioni .... stunts
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunts
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt coordinator
Massimiliano Ubaldi .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Antonello .... still photographer
Emiliano Bambusi .... additional second assistant camera
Mauro Belli .... electrician
Romualdo Benedetti .... electrician
Fabio Capozzi .... gaffer
Vincenzo Carpineta .... camera operator
Danilo Caruso .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Claudio Cofrancesco .... assistant camera
Roberto De Angelis .... Steadicam operator
Alessio Di Fazio .... grip
Andrea Fastella .... additional camera operator
Alessandro Filippucci .... additional first assistant camera
Fabio Fumelli .... grip
Alberto Grassi .... generator operator
Paolo Marchetti .... additional second assistant camera
Luciano Mastropietro .... key grip
Juri Molinaroli .... loader
Michele Paradisi .... second assistant camera
Riccardo Ricci .... grip
Alberto Torrecilla .... first assistant camera: "a" camera and Steadicam
Wojtek Trovato .... electrician
Casting Department
Luigi Palmulli .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alexandra Toesca .... assistant costumes
Editorial Department
Marina Di Patrizi .... film recording
Fabio Ferranti .... assistant editor
Francesco Garrone .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
Fabio Venturi .... score mixer
Other crew
Paola Bonelli .... script supervisor
Bruno Di Bartolomei .... production accountant
Maurizio Di Bartolomei .... assistant cashier
Giuseppe Di Gangi .... production assistant
Lorenzo Luccarini .... production assistant
Alessandro Luzi .... cashier
Fabio Micolano .... production assistant
Alfredo Miserocchi .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Il caimano" - France (original title)
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112 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Sweeter, darker and more personal than it might first appear, 8 April 2007
Author: Martin Bradley ( from Derry, Ireland

Much touted as Moretti's 'Berlusconi' movie, (and it does end, somewhat chillingly, on the trial when the 'film-within-the-film' has taken over completely), "Il Caimano" is a sweeter, darker, more personal film than the Berlusconi tag might suggest. Indeed the infamous PM isn't really a character at all, or rather that is all he is, a character in a film script. Instead, it's all about Bruno, a director of very cheesy exploitation pictures who hasn't had a hit in years and whose marriage has also gone down the tubes who suddenly finds himself energized again when a radical young lesbian presents him with a script which turns out to be a searing indictment of Berlusconi, (well, maybe not that searing). The film is about Bruno's efforts to get the bloody thing made in a conservative Italian film industry scared of its own shadow.

It's at its best in the domestic scenes and not in the film-making parodies, (which already have been done to death), and Moretti shows a real empathy for all concerned. Bruno, in particular, is beautifully played by Silvio Orlando as a basically sad, fat, unattractive little man bemoaning his lot yet finding a kind of redemption by making the one 'serious' film of his career. When finally he is able to finance a punchy film centering on the end of the trial the film-within-the-film shifts up a gear leaving us in no doubt where Moretti's sympathies lie.

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