Paolo Sorrentino Collection DVD
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Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Produced in 2008
Main Language - Italian with English subtitles
Andrea Renzi, Olivia Magnani, Toni Servillo, Giacomo Rizzo
A collection of four films from Italian writer/director Paolo Sorrentino: Il Divo, The Consequences of Love, The Family Friend and One Man Up.
'Il Divo' is an award-winning biopic of seven-times Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti (Toni Servillo). A long-running political heavyweight in Italian politics with close ties to the Vatican, the last Christian Democratic prime minister of Italy's legacy was eventually tarnished by his being arrested on charges of colluding with the Mafia earlier in his career. The film covers the period from the seventh election of Andreotti as Italian PM in 1992, up until his trial.
'The Consequences of Love' is a psychological drama in which Titta Di Girolamo (Toni Servillo) is a middle-aged bachelor, who has been living alone for the last eight years in a Swiss hotel. Detached and isolated, he spends his days observing the guests who come to stay at the hotel. Gradually however, his controlled life begins to unravel when he starts talking to attractive barmaid Sofia (Olivia Magnani). As Titta feels himself more and more able to open up his deepest feelings, the tragic truth about his life is slowly revealed.
'The Family Friend' follows a rotten loan shark, Geremia De Geremei (Giacomo Rizzo), horning his way into a young couple's wedding. Geremia, who is sleazy and thoroughly disagreeable, lives with his bedridden harridan of a mum. Friendless and socially inept, he horns in on a young couple whose parents are forced to borrow from him to pay for their nuptials. The loan is made conditional upon the proud parents inviting this elderly sleaze to their child's big day, which they agree to only with great reluctance. De Geremei's interest in the pretty young bride, Rosalba (Laura Chiatti), becomes decidedly unhealthy but he may have met his match in this scathing-tongued bride-to-be.
In 'One Man Up' the lives of two men, both called Antonio Pisapia (Toni Servillo and Andrea Renzi), are intertwined. In the past, both men had successful careers but after unfortunate events, are struggling to regain their former status. As the two separate stories are tied together, the men begin to realise that they might not be able to find a way back.
Publisher: Artificial Eye
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 27th June 2011
Cat No: ART509DVD
- 4 discs