Looking to feast your eyes on 'Il Divo' in the comfort of your own home?
Released April 24th, 2009, 'Il Divo' stars Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Piera Degli Esposti, Paolo Graziosi, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci, Carlo Buccirosso and Giorgio Colangeli.
The Not Yet Rated movie has a runtime of about 1 hr.
50 min., and received a score of 81 (out of 100) on Metacritic, which assembled reviews from 17 top critics.
What, so now you want to know what the movie’s about?
The film is a biopic of Giulio Andreotti, the seven-times Italian Prime Minister of my childhood, who ended up on trial for Mafia involvement – or was he subpoenaed in other people’s trials?
It’s hard to say which, because – as even the admitted – if you are not Italian already you have not one hope in hell of following the labyrinthine twists of event.
And the film is dazzlingly expressionist, which makes it hard to know sometimes – and you don’t always know till afterwards that you didn’t know – whether what you see on the screen is real, or whether it’s somebody’s point of view – possibly Andreotti’s, or possibly something somebody trumped up against him.
(Only it turns out nobody trumped up anything against him. You couldn’t have made it up.) Sorrentino brilliantly lays all these layers out.
Here's the plot: "Writer-director Paolo Sorrentino received the Cannes Jury Prize for his biopic of the fabled Italian politician Giulio Andreotti (Toni Servillo).
The film covers a large portion of Andreotti's seven terms as prime minister of Italy, and concerns itself with the inner machinations of the man known as "Beelzebub," the intrigue surrounding the disappearance of his political enemies (including two-time prime minister Aldo Moro), and the role of the Mafia in postwar Italy." 'Il Divo' is available to rent or purchase via Amazon and VUDU.
, and have been trying to find the energy to write something about it ever since.