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Viva la libertà (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 14 February 2013 (Italy)
When a politician disappears, his (mad) twin brother is brought to replace him.

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... Enrico Oliveri / Giovanni Ernani
... Andrea Bottini
... Danielle
... Anna
Gianrico Tedeschi ... Furlan
Eric Nguyen ... Mung
Andrea Renzi ... De Bellis
Judith Davis ... Mara
Brice Fournier ... Bertrand
Paolo Bessegato
... Hostess
Vincenzo Pirrotta
Antonio Gerardi
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When a politician disappears, his (mad) twin brother is brought to replace him.

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€5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,272, 7 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,125, 9 January 2015
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Arrabal amargo
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Written by Carlos Garde and Alfredo Le Pera
Performed by Leopoldo Federico
(p) & © 2000 by EMI Odeon SAIC
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A modern Medici
27 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Roberto Ando's 'Viva La Liberta' is a beautifully shot political satire: the composition of the images in the film are truly exceptional. It stars Toni Servillo who plays a pair of twin brothers with impressive subtlety: one a burnt-out senior politician who vanished on an unannounced retreat, the other his mischievous twin brother who is drafted in to take his place. The latter uses the techniques of Cosimo di Medici, and rises to a peak of personal popularity through the use of gnomic speeches which allow everyone to project their own fears and desires onto him: he seems to be the first honest politician, even though his words have little underlying meaning. Ultimately the film didn't quite (to me) fully deliver on its premise: there is no single moment of dramatic resolution, and it's unclear whether the final message is actually anything stronger than " a change is as good as a rest". But it's worth watching for the quality of its cinematography and acting.


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