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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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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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Not Michael Moore, Michael Less
7 September 2009 | by claudiaeilcinemaSee all my reviews

"Half cooked" should be the kindest expression to describe this attempt at revealing something we all know. There is no real depth or cinematic wit here. An opportunistic denouncement of sorts is all I think this is. The real problem is not Berlusconi's power but the power WE have allowed him. We are the problem, we're not victims of some sinister plot but the willing participants of a shameless spectacle. Berlusconi and his ilk couldn't have grown and progress in a Country with memory and pride instead he's going to go wherever he wants to go because we're making it possible. "Name me another Italian that has accomplished what I have accomplished" Berlusconi tells us and we don't say a word, not a word! The terrifying moments dedicated to the self confessed "Mussolinian" Lele Mora seem a work of fiction. He has a fascist little march illustrated by images of swastikas and Mussolini himself in his cell phone. And Fabrizio Corona? He indulges in a full frontal and on pearls of wisdom such as "Robin Hood took from the rich to gave to the poor, I'm the modern version of Robin Hood, I take from the rich and keep it" yes, this is the Country we live in, the Country that gave us Dante and Michelangelo. Oh God!


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28 August 2009 (Sweden) See more »

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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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