Il Divo
Il Divo
1 Nomination
Year 2009
Director Paolo Sorrentino
Writer Paolo Sorrentino
82nd Academy Awards

Il Divo is a 2008 Italian biographical drama film directed by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, and Flavio Bucci. It is based on the figure of former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti.



As the film opens, Guilio 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.