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Long Live Freedom (2013)

Viva la libertà (original title)
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 ... De Bellis
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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,272, 9 November 2014

Gross USA:

$48,541

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,768,967
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Intermittenze
by Marco Betta
© 2013 by Emergency Music Italy Srl
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A modern Medici
27 November 2016 | by paul2001sw-1See 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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