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Videocracy (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 28 August 2009 (Sweden)
A look at segments of the Italian population who are consumed with celebrity worship.

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Erik Gandini

Writer:

Erik Gandini
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Cast

Credited cast:
Silvio Berlusconi ... Self (archive footage)
Flavio Briatore Flavio Briatore ... Self
Fabio Calvi Fabio Calvi ... Self
Riccardo Canevali Riccardo Canevali ... Self
Fabrizio Corona Fabrizio Corona ... Self
Samantha Crippa Samantha Crippa ... Self
Marella Giovannelli Marella Giovannelli ... Self
Nina Heric Nina Heric ... Self
Lele Mora Lele Mora ... Self
Franco Nero ... Self
Lorenzo Paolini Lorenzo Paolini ... Self
Simona Ventura ... Self (archive footage)
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A look at segments of the Italian population who are consumed with celebrity worship.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | UK | Finland

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Videokratia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,324, 14 February 2010

Gross USA:

$23,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,179,676
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1.85 : 1
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A must see movie
7 December 2009 | by gabriellafurlanSee all my reviews

I respect the opinion of viewers that wished for a more detailed explanation of how Berlusconi ascended to power imposing his videocracy on the whole Country. On the other hand, who let him do that and why is still debated in Italy and abroad, subject to political interpretation and therefore a quite tedious and convoluted story to tell. The audience here gets to experience the Italian TV and media dominated reality from a purely naturalistic angle, almost like an ethologist would look at a society of ants. The movie, I believe, is a lot more powerful and compelling that way: the viewers can go through all the the feelings of incredulity, anguish, disgust, pity and anger it generates without anyone saying out loud that they should, making those feelings all the more intense and true.


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