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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: 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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Nux Vomica
Written by Finn Andrews (as F. Andrews)
Performed by The Veils
Courtesy of Rough Trade Records
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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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