Un Storia Siciliana Belluscone

Media: Blu-ray Disc
Author/Director: Franco Maresco
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English

A few years ago, Franco Maresco started working on a film about Silvio Berlusconi's ties to organized crime in Sicily: his humble beginnings in the construction business (the root of all post-war Italian evil); his meteoric rise as a private media mogul; finally his triumph as a populist politician ruling the nation with games and bread nobody seemed to need. And how Italians loved him - whenever he fell, he was quickly re-elected. Why? What did they see in this brazenly buffoonish thug? Could it be that they are simply like him? Or are they more like made-man Mira Ciccio, an impresario of Neapolitan neo-melodic music, his wards Erik and Vittorio Ricciardi, and their fans who howl with delight when they sing Vorrei conoscere Berlusconi? Is there a difference? Does it matter? By the way: they're real, and this is mostly a documentary - especially when it looks grotesque, absurd or just pitifully going stupid.

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MTLC ID: 5600