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Il Divo

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Il Divo
Gianni Fiorito

Il Divo

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
117 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/24/09
performer:
Anna Bonaiuto, Toni Servillo, Piera Degli Esposti, Paolo Graziosi
director:
Paolo Sorrentino
distributor:
Music Box Films
author:
Paolo Sorrentino
genre:
Drama, Biography

We gave it a B+

Regardless of whether you’ve heard of Giulio Andreotti, the dark prince of Italian politics from the ’70s to the ’90s, you’ll recognize the type: Think Richard Nixon with a hunchback and a better tailor. Il Divo, Paolo Sorrentino’s stylish look at the banality of corruption, might be a bit hard to follow at times (unless you subscribe to la Repubblica), but it’s worth the effort. The skippable EXTRAS are generous (a making-of doc, deleted scenes, an interview with the director), but they don’t go deep enough. B+

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