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Il divo: La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (2008)

 -  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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$13,867 (USA) (24 April 2009)

Gross:

$239,294 (USA) (6 November 2009)
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The first cut of the movie was 145-minute long. See more »

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Giulio Andreotti: It is not always easy to explain our country to foreigners. In Italy the slowest trains are called "fast" and the evening news come out in the morning.
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Opéra
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (as A. Vivaldi)
Arrangement by Emmanuel Santarromana (as E. Santarromana) and S. Fauvel
Performed by Emmanuel Santarromana
Courtesy of PSTI and Pschent
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Beautiful but perhaps incomprehensible in translation
15 August 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

This is a film of two parts - something which a previous comment didn't really make clear - we see the events of Italy during Andreotti's reign in the first half from Andreoti's point of view: then in the second half we see the same events again from (depending on your perspective) either a more dispassionate or a more disparaging observation.

As a bit of cinema it is brilliant (one or two IMO rather silly unslick bits of special FX, just ignore them!) but altogether not to be missed. I doubt that it will translate well, and even for a seasoned appassionato of Italian politics the introduction of characters using (clever) superimposed text was flawed by the overshort screen time which these important notes were allowed.


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