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Il Divo (2008)
"Il divo: La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  28 May 2008 (Italy)
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The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

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The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

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The spectacular life of Giulio Andreotti.

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€5,700,000 (estimated)

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£71,952 (UK) (20 March 2009)

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$239,294 (USA) (6 November 2009)
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Giulio Andreotti: The most difficult dictatorship to hate is your own.
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I migliori anni della nostra vita
Written by G. Morra and M. Fabrizio
Performed by Renato Zero
Published by Universal / Zeromania Music / Tattica Srl / Sony Music Entertainment Italy Srl
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More than a mystery
17 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I want to see this again, to help me decide if it really was as good as I thought it was the first time round. Whod've thought that a film about a seemingly unprepossessing little Italian politician, Giulio Andreotti, could be so damn entertaining.

The movie revolves around how extraordinary this man was. However, the mystery - did he or didn't he arrange all those assassinations, was he or wasn't he involved with those nasty Mafia people - was the main driver for the story. A film's plot is always the main enjoyment for me

  • which is why I detest those smartass reviewers who think it's OK to


give the game away - and this one got a big leg up from the true -life storyline. The answer to the mystery is probably given in one seconds-long soundbite somewhere near the end of the film. I say probably because Mr Andreotti spends a fair bit of time in solo self justification and I was never sure if any of his monologues had elements of truth in them.

As a piece of film making, this movie is dark, elegant and strange, as befits the subject matter. The acting performances are excellent, particularly Tony Servillo as the said Mr Andreotti. Overall, splendido.


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