Il Divo

2008 Biography

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Starring: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Piera Degli Esposti, Paolo Graziosi, Giulio Bosetti


  • You need know nothing about Italian politics to completely enjoy the fantastical, Fellini-fied, tragi-comic, biographical fun-for-all Il Divo.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly

    19 January 2013

  • Simultaneously exhilarating and confounding, dazzling and confusing, this is filmmaking of such verve and style that you likely won't care that you can't follow it completely.

    Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

    19 January 2013

  • The frequently outrageous Il Divo follows the career of one of the best-known and most tenacious figures in Italian political history in a lively, sensory-overload, cartoonlike fashion reminiscent of "Amelie" and "Moulin Rouge." The fact that it's often over-the-top goes with saying, and is part of the fun.

    - The Hollywood Reporter

    19 January 2013

  • The film proceeds like a black comedy version of "The Godfather," crossed with Oliver Stoneâ??s "Nixon."

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    19 January 2013

  • The highly stylized, often outrageously funny biopic is anchored by a devastating performance by Toni Servillo as Andreotti, brilliantly capturing the gnomic politician's trademark slouch and inexpressive face.

    V.A. Musetto - New York Post

    19 January 2013


  • Best Achievement in Makeup

    Academy Awards (2010)

  • Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)

    Bodil Awards (2010)

  • Best Foreign Film

    British Independent Film Awards (2009)

  • Paolo Sorrentino

    Cannes Film Festival (2008)

  • Daniela Ciancio

    Capri, Hollywood (2008)