Sunday, February 16, 2014

Il divo: La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (2008)

Director:Paolo Sorrentino
Writer:   Paolo Sorrentino
Cast:      Tony Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti
Language:Italian

The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minsiter of Italy seven times since the restoration on democracy in 1946. The film depicts the period from Andreotti's seventh election in 1992, his failed bid for presidency, the Tangentopoli bribe scandal and his trial in 95 regarding his connections to mafia.

The film is done stylishly with great soundtrack as one would expect from a Sorrentino film. But it is difficult to keep up with the various characters and their relationship with Tony Servillo's character. It is not a huge problem as it is mainly about this character and deciphering what is going on in his head, like the journalist reports in the final scene of the film. It is good watch but I might have to revisit it to appreciate it more.

Rating: 3/5