Il Caimano

(Italy/France, 2006, 111 minutes)

A producer of exploitation movies trying for the past ten years to get a new project off the ground and undergoing a painful divorce decides on a whim to back a newcomer’s first feature, unaware it’s a public indictment against the current Italian prime-minister. Peculiar but intelligent comedy that mixes the personal and the political, though not always to good effect; it’s more intriguing and convincing as a portrait of the Italian film scene than as a pamphlet against Silvio Berlusconi, the since-ousted Italian prime-minister.

Sacher Film presents a Sacher Film/Bac Films/Stephan Films/France 3 Cinéma production, with the participation of Wild Bunch, Canal Plus and Cinécinéma. Starring Silvio Orlando, Margherita Buy, Jasmine Trinca, Nanni Moretti; with the special participation of Elio de Capitani, Toni Bertorelli, Anna Bonaiuto, Valerio Mastandrea, Giuliano Montaldo, Tatti Sanguineti, Jerzy Stuhr, Michele Placido. Directed by Nanni Moretti; produced by Angelo Barbagallo and Nanni Moretti; screenplay by Nanni Moretti, Francesco Piccolo, Federica Pontremoli, based on a story by Moretti and Heidrun Schleef; music by Franco Piersanti; director of photography, Arnaldo Catinari; production designer, Giancarlo Basili; costume designer, Lina Nerli Taviani; film editor, Esmeralda Calabria.


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