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Il divo (film)

Il Divo
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Produced by Francesca Cima
Fabio Conversi
Maurizio Coppolecchia
Nicola Giuliano
Andrea Occhipinti
Written by Paolo Sorrentino
Starring Toni Servillo
Anna Bonaiuto
Piera Degli Esposti
Paolo Graziosi
Giulio Bosetti
Flavio Bucci
Carlo Buccirosso
Cristina Serafini
Music by Teho Teardo
Cinematography Luca Bigazzi
Edited by Christiano Travagliolo
Distributed by Lucky Red
Release dates
Running time
110 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian
Budget $6.7 million[1]
Box office $11,260,366[2]

Il Divo (Italian pronunciation: , The Divine) is a 2008 Italian biographical drama film directed by Paolo Sorrentino. It is based on the figure of former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti. It competed at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, where it was awarded the Jury Prize. The film also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010.


As the film opens, Giulio Andreotti gives an inner monologue observing how he has managed to survive his tumultuous political career while his various detractors have died. A montage shows the murders of various people connected to Andreotti, including journalist Mino Pecorelli, Carabinieri general Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, bankers Michele Sindona and Roberto Calvi, and former prime minister Aldo Moro.

The story of Giulio Andreotti, a seven-time prime minister of Italy notorious for his alleged ties to the Mafia. The narration spans the period from Andreotti's seventh election in 1992, to his failed bid for the presidency of the Italian Republic, to the Tangentopoli bribe scandal, until his trial in 1995.



Il Divo
Film score by Teho Teardo
Released 2008
Genre Film music
Length 64:21
Label Universal
Producer Teho Teardo

In 2008, the film score for Il Divo was composed by Teho Teardo and released on compact disc Universal in Italy. The soundtrack has not been released locally in North America or the United Kingdom and is only available by import.[3]


  1. Fissa lo sguardo – Teho Teardo
  2. Sono ancora qui – Teho Teardo
  3. I miei vecchi elettori – Teho Teardo
  4. Toop ToopCassius
  5. Che cosa ricordare di lei? – Teho Teardo
  6. Un'altra battuta – Teho Teardo
  7. Il cappotto che mi ha regalato Saddam – Teho Teardo
  8. Notes for a New Religion – Teho Teardo
  9. GammelpopBarbara Morgenstern & Robert Lippok
  10. Non ho vizi minori – Teho Teardo
  11. Ho fatto un fioretto – Teho Teardo
  12. Possiedo un grande archivio – Teho Teardo
  13. Double Kiss – Teho Teardo
  14. Nux VomicaThe Veils
  15. Il prontuario dei farmaci – Teho Teardo
  16. La corrente – Teho Teardo
  17. 1. Allegro Flute concerto in D major(Il gardellino) – Antonio Vivaldi
  18. Pavane, Op.50Gabriel Fauré
  19. Da, da, da, ich lieb' Dich nicht, Du liebst mich nichtTrio
  20. E la chiamano estateBruno Martino

The film features also:

Critical reception

Il Divo received mostly positive reviews from critics. As of 14 December 2009, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported 44 positive reviews and 4 negative, giving the film a 92% critical approval rating.[4]

In Peter Brunette's review for The Hollywood Reporter, he praises the movie, pointing out the capacity of entertaining, the brilliant acting and the quality of the soundtrack. He notes that the movie will probably not have a great success outside Italy.[5] The same elements emerge from the review of Jay Weissberg from Variety, who define the movie a masterpiece that will become a comparison stone for the years to come.[6]

Andreotti himself walked out of the movie and dismissed the film, stating that it was "too much" and that he would be, in the end, judged "on his record".[7]


Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano were nominated for Best Achievement in Makeup for the 82nd Academy Awards. The film was nominated for the Grand Prix of the Belgian Syndicate of Cinema Critics.

  • Premio "Sonora", una Musica per il Cinema
  • Festival du Cinéma Italien d'Ajaccio
  • Martini Premiere Award
    • Menzione Speciale per la Locandina
    • Premio "The Most Innovative Movie"
  • Premio Internazionale Cinearti "La Chioma di Berenice"
  • Sevilla Festival de Cine:
    • Eurimages


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  7. ^ Andreotti: why I walked out of my own biopic, The Times, 17 March 2009

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