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Loro 1 (2018)

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A film about the life of Silvio Berlusconi.

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Paolo Sorrentino

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Servillo ... Silvio Berlusconi
Elena Sofia Ricci ... Veronica Lario
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Sergio Morra
Kasia Smutniak ... Kira
Euridice Axen Euridice Axen ... Tamara
Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Santino Recchia
Roberto De Francesco Roberto De Francesco ... Fabrizio Sala
Dario Cantarelli Dario Cantarelli ... Paolo Spagnolo
Anna Bonaiuto ... Cupa Caiafa
Giovanni Esposito ... Mariano Apicella
Ugo Pagliai ... Mike Bongiorno
Ricky Memphis ... Riccardo Pasta
Duccio Camerini Duccio Camerini ... Rocco Barbaro
Yann Gael ... Michel Martinez
Alice Pagani ... Stella
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A film about the life of Silvio Berlusconi.

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Tutto vero, tutto falso (All true, all false)

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 April 2018 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Loro - Die Verführten See more »

Filming Locations:

Rieti, Lazio, Italy See more »

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€1,710,606 (Italy), 29 April 2018, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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After having played the politician Giulio Andreotti in Il Divo, Toni Servillo metamorphoses again to slip into the skin of a great figure of Italian politics, Silvio Berlusconi, in Silvio and the others. See more »

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Politics is Entertainment
9 November 2018 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

Politics is entertainment now. Just one long performance. Witness Silvio Berlusconi who foreshadows the rise of Trump (the two are remarkably similar). Loro satirizes Berlusconi as he starts to lose his grip on power about ten years ago. Under Berlusconi the route to influence and authority is not through enlightenment or better ways of doing business, but trafficking young women, reality shows, lavish parties, yachts and cocaine.

Loro doesn't just take a dim view of Berlusconi, it provides a realistic portrayal of the man. We see the charming salesman who understands human nature and capitalizes on this knowledge. Truth is in tone of voice. "I don't know," says Berlusconi "I understand." Toni Servillo's brilliant performance as Berlusconi heightens this effect. The average Italian, Berlusconi maintains, has the intelligence of second grader. Altruism is the best way to be selfish, for in this way he appears to be good. The ultimate judgement is left to Berlusconi's wife Veronica. "You had the opportunity to help Italy and its people," she says "but you helped yourself instead."

Besides Veronica, there are intriguing portraits of other characters in Berlusconi's orbit. One of them is a very successful, intelligent and beguiling escort. "Girls like me," she says "are stupid when we dream."

Loro provides a fascinating, raw, imaginative and frightening look into the realities of modern politics from the uniquely in-your-face Italian vantage point. It is as wacky as it is cerebral. The film is fast paced and jarring in a good way. Seat shaking base music, rapid dialogue, incredible island villas, stylish clothes, impressive machinery and eye-popping nudity kept me on the edge of my seat. Loro is disjointed at times because there is so much going on, but the general effect is pleasing. The ending of the film is totally unique and perfect for the subject matter; what is important hopefully survives the disaster of modern politics. Knowledge and interest in Italian politics is recommended. Seen at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.


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