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Il caimano (2006)

A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

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... Bruno Bonomo
... Paola Bonomo / Aidra
... Teresa
... Marco Pulici / Silvio Berlusconi
... Franco Caspio
... Direttore di Produzione
... Marito di Aidra
Elio De Capitani ... Silvio Berlusconi
... Beppe Savonese
... Jerzy Sturovsky
Toni Bertorelli ... Indro Montanelli
... Direttore della fotografia
Lorenzo Alessandri ... Aiuto regista
Giancarlo Basili ... Fritz Simmons, lo scenografo
... Pubblico Ministero
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Bruno Bonomo (Silvio Orlando) was a famous producer of b-movies in 70s; after a long hiatus, following the commercial fiasco of "Cataratte", Bonomo is going to be signed by RAI in order to produce a film about Cristoforo Colombo's homecoming. When the director Franco Caspio (Giuliano Montaldo) quits the project, Bonomo is forced to offer another screenplay to RAI, which is "Il Caimano" a screenplay he stumbled upon, written by the young director Teresa (Jasmine Trinca). The film-in-the-film is centered on the figure of Italy's prime minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, a subject so controversial that even the public television refuse to produce it. While Bonomo's private life collapses piece by piece, as he's divorcing from his wife (Margherita Buy), and the bank is pressing him hard to pay back his long-standing debts, he finds out that struggling to get this movie filmed is the only thing that keeps him alive. Written by Furex

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€2,019,409 (Italy), 26 March 2006, Limited Release
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excellent
3 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Dante Alighieri,in the thirteen century, spoke of Italy as if it were a woman. This is what he wrote: " Italia,not a provincial woman, rather a brothel". And yet so many beautiful masterpieces have been created in this shamble of a country. The problem lies in the sad awareness that over the last 50 years nothing special has been created whereas so much has been destroyed. Moretti talks of a generation, strongly influenced by Berlusconi, that has been brainwashed into stupidity, greatly via the media, owned by the above mentioned, that is not capable of seeing the reality for what it is, but only for how it is represented, by only a selection of TV channels. Any one who dares speaking differently from him or his subjects is quickly displaced and removed. Not much of a democracy, Italy has become.. No wonder Nanni Moretti doesn't seem too happy; who, in his right mind would? thank god he is only 50 and not 80. We will hopefully see more good things from him for a while.


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