Il Divo

Il Divo is a masterpiece.
-Jay Weissberg, VARIETY
In both meanings of the word, Il Divo is sensational.
-Carrie Rickey, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
The visuals are frankly superb, with lighting and camera work to rival anything in the last couple of years.
-Michael Edwards, SCREEN JABBER
Quirky and innovative? a hugely rewarding film.
-Michael Edwards, SCREEN JABBER
5 STARS OUT OF 5 - Delicious and deadly!
-Dave Calhoun, TIME OUT LONDON
Compelling!
-Liam Lacey, GLOBE AND MAIL
The filmmaking is sensational...almost every shot in the film is a grand composition, with heavy chiaroscuro and emotionally stirring music.
-Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES
3.5 STARS OUT OF 4
-Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN TIMES
Superbly cinematic.
-David Parkinson, EMPIRE MAGAZINE
Consume with great caution, and with joy.
-Anthony Lane, THE NEW YORKER
As operatic cinema, it ranks alongside the best of Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola
-Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES
Simultaneously exhilarating and confounding.
-Kenneth Turan, LA TIMES
Frequently outrageous!
-Peter Brunette, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Il Divo plays like an elegantly ritualized black comedy.
-Ella Taylor, THE VILLAGE VOICE
Sorrentino is a spectacularly inventive talent and has harnessed an astounding performance from Servillo.
-Shawn Levy, PORTLAND OREGONIAN
Brilliant performance by Toni Servillo.
-Vanessa Farquharson, NATIONAL POST
You need know nothing about Italian politics to completely enjoy the fantastical, Fellini-fied, tragi-comic, biographical fun-for-all Il Divo.
-Lisa Schwartzbaum, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
A fine piece of filmmaking.
-Robin Clifford, REELING REVIEWS
The highly stylized, often outrageously funny biopic is anchored by a devastating performance by Toni Servillo as Andreotti, brilliantly capturing the gnomic politician's trademark slouch and inexpressive face.
-V.A. Musetto, NEW YORK POST
Se classe parmi le meilleur de Martin Scorsese et Francis Ford Coppola!
-The New York Times
Sidérant!
-New York Post
Hautement inventif et intelligent! Une référence pour les années à venir.
-Variety
Shawn Levy, PORTLAND OREGONIAN
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Synopsis

Winner of the Jury Award at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, "Il Divo" is the controversial story of Guilio Andreotti (Toni Servillo). Calm, crafty, and inscrutable, Andreotti served seven terms as Italy's prime minister until the early 1990's, when the world's most powerful Mafia declared war on him. Well-crafted and suspenseful, "Il Divo" is a story of politicking, corruption, scandal, and terrorism -- and the man who sat through it all unscathed .

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, July 10, 2009
Original Languages: Italian, English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 110 min.
Year: 2008

CREDITS

CAST
Anna Bonaiuto
Carlo Buccirosso
Toni Servillo
DIRECTED BY
Paolo Sorrentino

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PHOTOS

Paolo Sorrentino. Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Giulio Andreotti (Toni Servillo). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Giulio Andreotti (Toni Servillo). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Livia Andreotti (Anna Bonaiuto). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Franco Evangelisti (Flavio Bucci). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
La Corrente. Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Mrs Enea (Piera Degli Esposti). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Vittorio Sbardella (Massimo Popolizio). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Giulio Andreotti (Toni Servillo). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Giulio Andreotti (Toni Servillo). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Eugenio Scalfari (Giulio Bosetti). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Aldo Moro (Paolo Graziosi). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Giuseppe Ciarrapico (Aldo Ralli). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Giulio Andreotti (Toni Servillo). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Paolo Sorrentino. Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Paolo Cirino Pomicino (Carlo Buccirosso). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.
Salvo Lima (Giorgio Colangeli). Photo courtesy of BetaFilm.