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Il divo (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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Biography | Drama

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28 May 2008 (Italy)  »

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Budget:

€5,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$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: We learn from the Gospel that when they asked Jesus what truth was, he did not reply.
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References The Great Dictator (1940) See more »

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Written by Philippe Olivier Cerboneschi, Hubert Blanc-Francard and Matthieu Chedid
Performed by Cassius
Published by Universal Music Publ. Sas / Motor Bass / Love Supreme
Published in Italy by Universal Music Italia Srl
Courtesy of EMI Music France
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21 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A stunning Italian film. And when was the last time I was able to say that? A masterful achievement without concessions to the larger public who doesn't know or care about Italian politics. The film has a life of its own. It's like a Shakespearean adaptation of a modern Mephistopheles. If you don't know who Giulio Andreotti is you will want to know because it feels and looks like a fictional character. How is it possible that someone so obviously guilty of undiluted evil could sit, still, in the senate and being treated like a celebrity worthy of absolute respect. Someone said, only in Italy, but I think that's far too simple. True, Italy seems to award some kind of venerable status to some big criminals that got away with it, one way or another. All of it is here, in "Il Divo" a riveting study, a wildly entertaining X ray of one of the most puzzling figures in modern political history.


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