Il Divo (2008)
"Il divo: La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti" (original title)

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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.


Biography | Drama


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Release Date:

28 May 2008 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Il divo  »

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€5,700,000 (estimated)

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£71,952 (UK) (20 March 2009)


$239,294 (USA) (6 November 2009)

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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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