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Paolo Sorrentino
Il Divo
Italy 2008 / 110’

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.

IFF Cannes 2008

Paolo Sorrentino was born in Naples in 1970. Sorrentino's first film as screenwriter, Polvere di Napoli, was released in 1998. He began directing several short movies, like L'amore non ha confini, in 1998, and La notte lunga, in 2001. His debut with a long feature is L'uomo in più, He achieved international recognition in 2004 for his stylish thriller, Le conseguenze dell'amore.


1998 L'amore non ha configi (kr.m. / short film)

2001 O jednego więcej / L'uomo in più / One Man Up

2001 La notte lunga (kr.m. / short film)

2004 Skutki miłości / Le conseguenze dell'amore / The Consequeces of Love

2005 Sabato, domenica e luendi (TV)

2006 L'Amico di famiglia / The Family Friend

2008 Il Divo

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