Il Divo (2008)

Director
Paolo Sorrentino

Main cast
Toni Servillo; Anna Bonaiuto; Giulio Bosetti; Flavio Bucci; Carlo Buccirosso

Genres
Drama

Description
The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.


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