Writer-director Paolo Sorrentinos labyrinthine docudrama tries to uncover the real man behind the gray eminence of Giulio Andreotti, Italys Black Pope, Sphinx, Hunchback, and Senator for Life the most powerful and mysterious man in the country. Actor Toni Servillo plays Christian Democrat politician Andreotti as a robotic little man, scurrying through marble corridors making life easier for industrialists, the church, and the mafia, while fending off investigations and tossing out epigrams like: You live longer without needs. Filmmaker Sorrentino takes full advantage of the settings for Godfather-style visuals revolving around Andreottis trial on corruption and murder charges. Worth a look for fans of history and crime (arent they more or less the same?) (110 min.).
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Writer: Paolo Sorrentino
Producer: Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano and Andrea Occhipinti
Cast: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Piera Degli Esposti, Paolo Graziosi, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci, Carlo Buccirosso, Giorgio Colangeli, Alberto Cracco and Lorenzo Gioielli