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Il Divo (2008)

Il divo (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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Biography | Drama

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€5,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£71,952 (UK) (20 March 2009)

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$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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References Hellraiser (1987) See more »

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Danse macabre op. 40
Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns (as C. Saint-Saëns)
Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Keith Clark
Published by Alphonse Durand Editions Musicales
Courtesy of HNH International Ltd
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Impossible To Love
30 September 2009 | by (Virgin Islands) – See all my reviews

A film to admire but impossible to love. Not an ounce of humanity to cling on to. Splendidly put together but only with the intellect so, for non Italians a puzzle that seems like a figment of someone's imagination and to be taken as a sort of intellectual metaphor. How can a creature from hell in good terms with the Catholic Church can survive all this years and when I say survive I mean survive from every possible angle. Italians know that is not only true but normal. I'm half Italian so I know what I'm talking about. Andreotti is played by Paolo Servillo in a performance that is part caricature, part faithful portrait, a work of genius and I suspect that the slightly surreal, grotesque undertones, allowed the movie to be made and succeed in the way it did, at least in Italy. I saw it in New York where I was the only spectator in the theater. I can't wait to see where director Sorrentino will take us next.


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