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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.

Director:

Erik Gandini

Writer:

Erik Gandini

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Cast

Credited cast:
Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi ... Himself (archive footage)
Flavio Briatore Flavio Briatore ... Himself
Fabio Calvi Fabio Calvi ... Himself
Riccardo Canevali Riccardo Canevali ... Himself
Fabrizio Corona Fabrizio Corona ... Himself
Samantha Crippa Samantha Crippa ... Herself
Marella Giovannelli Marella Giovannelli ... Herself
Nina Heric Nina Heric ... Herself
Lele Mora Lele Mora ... Himself
Franco Nero ... Himself
Lorenzo Paolini Lorenzo Paolini ... Himself
Simona Ventura ... Herself (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:

€700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,801 (United Kingdom), 6 June 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,491, 12 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,567, 22 August 2010
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1.85 : 1
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Nothing new for Italians...
17 September 2009 | by SinkAndDrownSee all my reviews

Well, I must say I expected more from this movie after having seen the trailer. The documentary is quite slow for all the 85 minutes, and lacks explanations: why most Italians base their information access on television? how did the private TV channels owned by Berlusconi became so big? We just see the beginning 30 years ago, and the situation now... how was the evolution in between? Basically the movie gives just 2 examples to explain the result of the cultural change gained in the last years by Italian television: first the simple guy working in a factory who drams of getting on television; second is Fabrizio Corona, who is basically an asshole paparazzi gangster, exploiting famous people to own money and become famous himself. In my opinion this movie puts some light on the situation Italy is in, avoiding going deeper to the roots. It would have been easy to tell, show, explain and discuss much more... that's why it's just 5/10.


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