Paolo SorrentinoToni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio
Italy / France / 2018 / Italian / 150 minutes / DCP
The richest man in Italy, three times prime minister and madly loved by everyone – who else but Silvio Berlusconi? And who else dares make a satirical, grotesque, even vulgar portrait of this all-powerful man but Paolo Sorrentino ( Il Divo, 33rd), the Oscar-winning director of The Great Beauty (2013)? Plunge into the baths of flesh; indulge in visual shocks and music raves at raucous parties, and slowly drift into a contemptuous vision of Italy’s decline into unrestrained greed, hedonism and political decadence.