Tuesday, November 2, 2010


After there was Il Duce, there was Il Divo.

Nicknamed "Beelzebub", "The Black Pope", and "The Hunchback", Giulio Andreotti ruled over Italy for much of the late 20th century, elected Prime Minister 7 times since 1946.  Andreotti's alleged relationship to the Cosa Nostra and his connections to several mysterious murders are the compelling subject of Paul Sorrentino's 2008 film "Il Divo".  Nominated for the Palme D'Or, "Il Divo" won the Prix du Jury at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

I'll confess I couldn't follow everything . . . There are a lot of Italian surnames thrown around that start to blend together, but the movie is beautifully filmed with a fun soundtrack.  After you're done watching Colby MEGACRUSH Rachel Maddow this election night, check out "Il Divo".  Make Machiavelli proud. . .

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