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Il divo - La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (2008)

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.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

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:

€5,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€991,556 (Italy), 2 June 2008, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,867, 26 April 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$239,294, 8 November 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,260,366, 26 November 2009
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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 Girlfriend in a Coma (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Pohjola's Daughter op. 49
Composed by Jean Sibelius (as J. Sibelius)
Performed by CRS Synphony Orchestra
Conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn
Courtesy of HNH International Ltd
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He is still alive
21 September 2009 | by don-agustineSee all my reviews

A stunning Italian film. And when was the last time I was able to say that? A masterful achievement without concessions to the larger public who doesn't know or care about Italian politics. The film has a life of its own. It's like a Shakespearean adaptation of a modern Mephistopheles. If you don't know who Giulio Andreotti is you will want to know because it feels and looks like a fictional character. How is it possible that someone so obviously guilty of undiluted evil could sit, still, in the senate and being treated like a celebrity worthy of absolute respect. Someone said, only in Italy, but I think that's far too simple. True, Italy seems to award some kind of venerable status to some big criminals that got away with it, one way or another. All of it is here, in "Il Divo" a riveting study, a wildly entertaining X ray of one of the most puzzling figures in modern political history.


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