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Il Divo (2008)

Il divo - La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 28 May 2008 (Italy)
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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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Paolo Sorrentino
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Servillo ... Giulio Andreotti
Anna Bonaiuto ... Livia Danese
Giulio Bosetti Giulio Bosetti ... Eugenio Scalfari
Flavio Bucci ... Franco Evangelisti
Carlo Buccirosso ... Paolo Cirino Pomicino
Giorgio Colangeli ... Salvo Lima
Alberto Cracco ... Don Mario
Piera Degli Esposti ... Signora Enea
Lorenzo Gioielli Lorenzo Gioielli ... Mino Pecorelli
Paolo Graziosi ... Aldo Moro
Gianfelice Imparato ... Vincenzo Scotti
Massimo Popolizio ... Vittorio Sbardella
Aldo Ralli Aldo Ralli ... Giuseppe Ciarrapico
Giovanni Vettorazzo Giovanni Vettorazzo ... Magistrato Scarpinato
Orazio Alba Orazio Alba ... Gaspare Mutolo
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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.

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Biography | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

28 May 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Il divo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,867, 26 April 2009

Gross USA:

$240,159

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,260,366
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (inserts only)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first cut of the movie was 145-minute long. See more »

Quotes

Giulio Andreotti: You always find the culprit in crime novels but not always in real life.
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Featured in The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) See more »

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E la chiamano estate
Written by Bruno Martino (as B. Martino), Luciano Zanin (as L. Zanin) and Franco Califano (as F. Califano)
Performed by Bruno Martino
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ricordi Srl
Courtesy of SonyBMG Music Entertainment (Music) S.p.a.
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The Prime Minister in his Labyrinth
22 October 2011 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Giulio Andreotti can be seen as both the precursor to, and the antithesis of, Silvio Belusconi: an Italian politician with his fingers on every lever that led to power, accused of everything but convicted of nothing, and yet peculiarly devoid of conventional charisma. A sense of a particularity, of a man who had become nothing beyond a carefully constructed defence of his own behaviour, was nicely captured in Tim Parks' fictional work 'Destiny'; and we get the same feeling in 'Il Divo', a biopic with an extraordinary performance Toni Sevillo by in the lead role. What neither offer is definitive, or even speculative, resolution of the enigma and his actions; just a chilling yet plausible portrait of the man. Yet without providing clear answers, something else must provide the story. In Parks' book, Andreotti was a bit part; in the film, there's no other narrative, and sometimes the direction feels a little too heavy, overdone perhaps because there isn't a smooth tale holding things together. And the music on the soundtrack seems deliberately incongruous, thrown into the mix to provide some variation in tone that would otherwise have been lacking. But Servillo's performance more than compensates; it will lead you wanting the same answers, one suspects, that everyone has wanted from Andreotti for a long long time.


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