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Francesco Di Leva
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
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Beautiful but perhaps incomprehensible in translation
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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