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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.

Director:

Roberto Andò

Writers:

Roberto Andò (novel), Roberto Andò (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
9 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Servillo ... Enrico Oliveri / Giovanni Ernani
Valerio Mastandrea ... Andrea Bottini
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Danielle
Michela Cescon ... Anna
Gianrico Tedeschi Gianrico Tedeschi ... Furlan
Eric Nguyen Eric Nguyen ... Mung
Andrea Renzi Andrea Renzi ... De Bellis
Judith Davis Judith Davis ... Mara
Brice Fournier Brice Fournier ... Bertrand
Paolo Bessegato Paolo Bessegato
Giulia Andò ... Hostess
Alessandro Averone
Vincenzo Pirrotta Vincenzo Pirrotta
Giovanni Lombardo Radice
Antonio Gerardi Antonio Gerardi
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Storyline

When a politician disappears, his (mad) twin brother is brought to replace him.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | French | German

Release Date:

14 February 2013 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Leve friheten! See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Fratelli
by Marco Betta
© 2013 by Emergency Music Italy Srl
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Brilliant stuff. Quiet but riveting and hilarious
13 May 2015 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

Viva la Liberta (2013)

Maybe I'm programmed to like this kind of scenario: a boring politician is replaced with someone who is idealistic and fun, and who tells it like it is. The American version of this is "Dave" which is a hoot. Now we have an Italian version, which is more subtle and poetic. Definitely worth seeing.

The genius here on screen is the actor Toni Servillo who plays both men, the senator and the slightly wacky twin brother who takes his place. It all happens so naturally, with one small twist after another. There are past loves and political foes that factor into both lives equally, to the point that you might not be sure who is who, and if there are in fact two people after all.

But then, that's the magic of how this comedy is made. It is full of laughs, but it's oddly brilliant and philosophical, too. It can be appreciated on a million levels, so just let it seep into your pores.


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