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Release Date:
24 March 2006 (Italy) See more »
A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
14 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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A machine gun movie See more (20 total) »


  (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

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
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il caimano" - France (original title)
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112 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

As the movie was released just before the beginning of the 2006 Italian general election, the media and some politicians complained it could influence the voters' decision. In fact, the movie became one of the year's most successful movies in Italy, and 'Silvio Berlusconi' lost the election. Anyway, it seems to be hasty to claim this movie as a cause for the election's final results: some left wing people use to think that 'Il Caimano' gave to Berlusconi some decimal points in the election's stats.See more »
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12 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A machine gun movie, 31 March 2006

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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