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Il divo

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Original title
Il divo
Running time
110 min.
Italy Italy
Paolo Sorrentino
Teho Teardo
Luca Bigazzi
Co-production Italy-France; Indigo Film, Lucky Red, Parco Film, Babe Film, Studiocanal, arte France Cinéma
Drama | Biography. Politics. Mafia
Synopsis / Plot
In Rome, at dawn, when everyone is asleep, there’s one man who isn’t sleeping.
That man is called Giulio Andreotti. He isn’t sleeping because he has to work, write books, be a socialite, and, last but not least, prey. Calm, ambiguous, inscrutable, Andreotti is synonym of power in Italy for over four decades. At the beginning of the nineties, without arrogance or humility, immobile, ambiguous and reassuring, he advances relentlessly towards his seventh mandate as Prime Minister.

Nearing seventy, Andreotti is a gerontocrat who equipped like God, fears nobody and doesn’t know what fear is: Used as he is to seeing this fear painted on the faces of his interlocutors. His contentment is dry and impalpable. His contentment is power, with which he lives in symbiosis. A power which he likes, always immovable and immutable. Where everything, election battles, terrorist massacres, infamous accusations, slide over him through the years without leaving trace. He remains passive and the same as ever before everything. Until the strongest counter power in the country, the Mafia, decides to declare war against him.
2009: Oscar: Nominated for Best Makeup
2009: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best International Independent Film
2008: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize. Vulcain Prize for an Artist Technician
2008: David di Donatello Awards: 7 awards, including Best Actor. 16 nominations
2008: European Film Awards: Best European Actor (Toni Servillo). 5 Nominations
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