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Il divo

Il Divo theatrical poster.
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Produced by Francesca Cima
Fabio Conversi
Maurizio Coppolecchia
Nicola Giuliano
Andrea Occhipinti
Written by Paolo Sorrentino
Starring Toni Servillo
Anna Bonaiuto
Piera Degli Esposti
Paolo Graziosi
Giulio Bosetti
Flavio Bucci
Carlo Buccirosso
Music by Teho Teardo
Cinematography Luca Bigazzi
Editing by Christiano Travagliolo
Distributed by Lucky Red
Release date(s) 23 May 2008 (2008-05-23) Cannes
02008-05-28 May 28, 2008
Running time 110 minutes
Language Italian
Budget US$6.7 million[1]
Gross revenue $10,400,286[2]

Il divo is an Italian film directed in 2008 by Paolo Sorrentino. It is a biopic based on the figure of former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti. It was nominated for the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, where it was awarded the Prix du Jury. The movie was premiered in North America at the Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for a 2010 Oscar in the Makeup category.

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Plot

The story of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, who has been elected Prime Minister, by Parliament, seven times since it was established in 1946. The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.

Cast

Soundtrack

Il divo
Film score by Teho Teardo
Released 2008
Genre Film music
Length 64:21
Label Universal
Producer Teho Teardo

In 2008, the film score for Il divo was composed by Teho Teardo and released on compact disc Universal in Italy. The soundtrack has not been released locally in North America or the United Kingdom and is only available by import.[3]

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Tracklisting

  1. Fissa lo sguardo - Teho Teardo
  2. Sono ancora qui - Teho Teardo
  3. I miei vecchi elettori - Teho Teardo
  4. Toop Toop - Cassius
  5. Che cosa ricordare di lei? - Teho Teardo
  6. Un'altra battuta - Teho Teardo
  7. Il cappotto che mi ha regalato Saddam - Teho Teardo
  8. Notes for a New Religion - Teho Teardo
  9. Gammelpop - Barbara Morgenstern & Robert Lippok
  10. Non ho vizi minori - Teho Teardo
  11. Ho fatto un fioretto - Teho Teardo
  12. Possiedo un grande archivio - Teho Teardo
  13. Double Kiss - Teho Teardo
  14. Nux Vomica - The Veils
  15. Il prontuario dei farmaci - Teho Teardo
  16. La corrente - Teho Teardo
  17. 1. Allegro Flute concerto in D major(Il gardinello) - Antonio Vivaldi
  18. Pavane, Op.50 - Gabriel Fauré
  19. Da, da, da, ich lieb' Dich nicht, Du liebst mich nicht - Trio
  20. E la chiamano estate - Bruno Martino

The film feature also:

Critical reception

Il divo received mostly positive reviews from critics. As of December 14, 2009, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported 44 positive reviews and 4 negative, giving the film a 92% critical approval rating.[4]

In Peter Brunette's review for The Hollywood Reporter, he praises the movie, pointing out the capacity of entertaining, the brilliant acting and the quality of the soundtrack. He notes that the movie will probably not have a great success outside Italy.[5] The same elements emerge from the review of Jay Weissberg from Variety, who define the movie a masterpiece that will become a comparison stone for the years to come.[6]

Awards

Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano has been nominated for Best Achievement in Makeup for the 82nd Academy Awards.

  • Sannio FilmFest
    • Premio "Capitello d'Oro" Migliore Attore (Carlo Buccirosso)
  • Premio "Sonora", una Musica per il Cinema
  • Festival du Cinéma Italien d'Ajaccio
  • Martini Premiere Award
    • Menzione Speciale per la Locandina
    • Premio "The Most Innovative Movie"
  • Premio Internazionale Cinearti "La Chioma di Berenice"
    • Premio Migliore Arredamento (Alessandra Mura)
  • Sevilla Festival de Cine:
    • Eurimages

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References

Awards
Preceded by
Persepolis tied with Silent Light
Jury Prize, Cannes
2008
Succeeded by
Thirst tied with Fish Tank

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