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A look at segments of the Italian population who are consumed with celebrity worship.

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Silvio Berlusconi ...
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Flavio Briatore ...
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Fabio Calvi ...
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Rick Canelli ...
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Fabrizio Corona ...
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Samantha Crippa ...
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Marella Giovannelli ...
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A look at segments of the Italian population who are consumed with celebrity worship.

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€700,000 (estimated)

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$10,491 (USA) (12 February 2010)

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$23,567 (USA) (20 August 2010)
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A must see movie
7 December 2009 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I respect the opinion of viewers that wished for a more detailed explanation of how Berlusconi ascended to power imposing his videocracy on the whole Country. On the other hand, who let him do that and why is still debated in Italy and abroad, subject to political interpretation and therefore a quite tedious and convoluted story to tell. The audience here gets to experience the Italian TV and media dominated reality from a purely naturalistic angle, almost like an ethologist would look at a society of ants. The movie, I believe, is a lot more powerful and compelling that way: the viewers can go through all the the feelings of incredulity, anguish, disgust, pity and anger it generates without anyone saying out loud that they should, making those feelings all the more intense and true.


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