Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with... See full summary »
The debut feature by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (La Grande Bellezza) is a stylish and blackly comic look at the dark side of fame. Evocatively set during the eighties, the ... See full summary »
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
A retired orchestra conductor is on vacation with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.
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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