VIU Movie Series – “Il Caimano”

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by intern No Comments


Monday, May 22 – 5 pm – room 9A

This movie is part of Prof. Luca Pes’ course “Italian Contemporary History in Films”il caimano

Directed by Nanni Moretti                  Starring Silvio Orlando, Margherita Buy, Michele Placido
Genres comedy, drama, romance       Release date 2006 (Italy)
Running time 112 minutes                Languages Italian

Nanni Moretti’s The Caiman (Il Caimano) is an eclectic and at times frustrating movie which satirises former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, makes some limited observations about the Italian film and television industry, and explores the personal and professional crisis of a C-grade filmmaker.

Bruno Bonomo is the producer of trash movies that were famous in the 70s, that finds himself going through a deep crisis both in his career and in his private life and marriage. The only thing that keeps him going on is the script of a young girl, Teresa, who wants to produce a movie entitled IL CAIMANO with the intention to tell the story of the politician Silvio Berlusconi, but the subject is so controversial that even the public television won’t produce it…

Called into action at the last, Moretti presents an immediate and particularly incisive film that allows Italy (and its cinema) to look forward to a more politically engaged and courageous future.



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