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Films & Schedules - Il Divo

Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 8:30 PM (WH)

Mon, Feb 16, 2009
at 7 PM (WH)

Il Divo

DIRECTOR: Paolo Sorrentino - Italy

Giulio Andreotti, arguably the most famous and notorious Italian politician of the post-war era, was prime minister in his country no less than seven times.  His professional career is a history of contemporary Italian politics, and the allegations repeatedly leveled against him of corruption and Mafia involvement reflect the darkest elements of Italian society from the 1960s through the 1980s.  Sorrentino manages to weave a complicated maze of political conspiracies and skullduggery into an engrossing, stylistically dazzling drama. "To call Il Divio a biopic would be a gross injustice.  It is, indeed, a depiction of the life and times of Andreotti, but seen through a cinematic prism that is so intense that this is a million miles away from being stodgy history." --London Film Festival.

Filmography: One Man UP (01), The Consequences of Love (04), The Family Friend (06).

WH     117 Minutes    

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