Torbay Film Club / Events / Tue 8th Nov 2011 II Divo & Italian Food 8th November 7.30pm TORQUAY MUSEUM
Torbay Film Club returns to Torquay Museum on 8th November at 7.30pm with II Divo. The café will be open from 6.30pm either for a meal or a drink. Sue welcomes all of you back and if you would like a meal, please contact her direct on 01803 293975 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The home cooked meal will be themed around the film as normal. Being an Italian film, it will be lasagne and costs just £5. We look forward to seeing you there. New members are welcome.
Given the national news recently, Il Divo is a spectacular film about corruption in high places, specifically as that relates to the political life of Giulio Andreotti, prime minister of Italy and a senator. This is a cinematic portrait of seven-time prime minister, whose controversial legacy peaked when he was tried for Mafia ties and subsequently acquitted. A leader with close ties to the Vatican, Andreotti was also tried and acquitted for the murder of an Italian journalist, and remains a senator for life.Who would have thought that a film about a seemingly unprepossessing little Italian politician could be so entertaining.
The movie revolves around how extraordinary this man was. However, the mystery - did he or didn't he arrange all those assassinations, was he or wasn't he involved with the Mafia - was the main driver for the story. As a piece of film making, this movie is dark, elegant and strange, as befits the subject matter. The acting performances are excellent.
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