Il caimano

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  • 2006
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 6.7  (5,250)

Il caimano is a satirical drama film that was directed by Nanni Moretti and released in 2006. The film stars Silvio Orlando, Margherita Buy, and Jasmine Trinca in the lead roles. The story revolves around a once-celebrated, but now struggling Italian filmmaker named Bruno Bonomo, played by Orlando. Bruno is dealing with the failure of his latest film and is struggling to find a new project that will put him back on top. At the same time, he is going through a difficult divorce and trying to maintain a relationship with his teenage daughter, who is going through a rebellious phase.

Bruno's life takes an unexpected turn when he is introduced to an unlikely ally, an obscure politician named Silvio Berlusconi who is on his way to becoming the next Prime Minister of Italy. Berlusconi is played by actor Tony Bertorelli, who hilariously imitates the real-life politician's mannerisms and speaking style.

Initially, Bruno is hesitant to work with Berlusconi, but he eventually accepts the offer to make a film promoting the politician's political campaign. As they work together on the film, Bruno becomes more and more disillusioned with Berlusconi, realizing that he is not the man he thought he was.

The film explores themes such as power, corruption, and the limits of artistic integrity. Bruno, a man who once believed in his own artistic vision, finds himself compromising his principles for the sake of financial gain and exposure. The character of Berlusconi is portrayed as a manipulative and corrupt politician, who will stop at nothing to gain power and control.

The acting in the film is superb, with Silvio Orlando delivering a nuanced performance as a man struggling to find his place in a changing world. Margherita Buy is equally impressive as Bruno's ex-wife, who is frustrated with his lack of ambition and direction. Jasmine Trinca gives a convincing performance as Bruno's daughter, who is caught in the middle of her parent's divorce and trying to find her own identity.

The film is also beautifully shot, with Moretti's signature use of close-ups and handheld camera techniques creating an intimate and immersive viewing experience. The score, composed by Franco Piersanti, is also a standout element of the film, underscoring the tension and drama in each scene.

Overall, Il caimano is a poignant and thought-provoking film that offers a satirical commentary on Italian politics, art, and culture. The film is both humorous and somber, with moments of levity punctuated by moments of deep reflection. It is a must-see for anyone interested in political satire, Italian cinema, or the complexities of the human condition.

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    1 hr 52 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (5,250)