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Long Live Freedom (2013)

Viva la libertà (original title)
When a politician disappears, his (mad) twin brother is brought to replace him.

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Enrico Oliveri / Giovanni Ernani
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Andrea Bottini
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Michela Cescon ...
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Gianrico Tedeschi ...
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Eric Nguyen ...
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Judith Davis ...
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Brice Fournier ...
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Paolo Bessegato
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Alessandro Averone
Vincenzo Pirrotta
Giovanni Lombardo Radice
Antonio Gerardi
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When a politician disappears, his (mad) twin brother is brought to replace him.

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14 February 2013 (Italy)  »

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Budget:

€5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,272 (USA) (7 November 2014)

Gross:

$48,125 (USA) (9 January 2015)
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Sinfonia (from 'La forza del destino')
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
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Brilliant stuff. Quiet but riveting and hilarious
13 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Viva la Liberta (2013)

Maybe I'm programmed to like this kind of scenario: a boring politician is replaced with someone who is idealistic and fun, and who tells it like it is. The American version of this is "Dave" which is a hoot. Now we have an Italian version, which is more subtle and poetic. Definitely worth seeing.

The genius here on screen is the actor Toni Servillo who plays both men, the senator and the slightly wacky twin brother who takes his place. It all happens so naturally, with one small twist after another. There are past loves and political foes that factor into both lives equally, to the point that you might not be sure who is who, and if there are in fact two people after all.

But then, that's the magic of how this comedy is made. It is full of laughs, but it's oddly brilliant and philosophical, too. It can be appreciated on a million levels, so just let it seep into your pores.


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