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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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References The Great Dictator (1940) See more »


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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Elio Petri lives
18 November 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie about a controversial, damned and tragic figure of Italian political world of the last 50 years, touching some of his notorious, never fully clarified trials as landmarks of career. A comedy, realized half as a subjective view of the facts, half as a conventional comedy narrative incorporating other known characters of the period. The deeply narcissistic, subtle and ambiguous nature of Andreotti is outlined with sharpness and sarcasm. You can only speak his "humanity" like Sorvillo does here, if you'd know the subject for many years as Italians do. This wonderfully acted and written great movie speaks to people who lived or know those years close, who have an idea of the period called "first republic", the years of the Cold War and terrorism in Italy. Servillo's acting is worth the film alone, but all the great actors around him are perfect and clearly highly enjoying the project.

Curiosity: if you have seen The Godfather Pt.3; "Il Divo" Giulio Andreotti is the bad Italian guy close to Vatican, fighting old Corleone Al Pacino... too bad Andreotti would never had been killed or clearly seen taking a position so unconfortable no way. This film is high art compared to that movie, though; this must be said.

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