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

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 28 May 2008 (Italy)
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)

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£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: Thinking ill of your fellow man is a sin, but you have guessed right.
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Featured in The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) See more »

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Pavane in F-sharp minor op. 50
Written by Gabriel Fauré
Performed by Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and The Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Dutoit
Published by Alphonse Leduc Editions Musicaled
Courtesy of Universal Music Italia Srl
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He is still alive
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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