Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Il Divo (2008)

The story of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, who has been elected to Parliament seven times since is was established in 1946. [imdb]

Nominated for 1 Oscar (as a 2009 film):

Best Makeup

I would have never gotten to see this Italian movie had it not been for the Oscar nomination it received! Just to make it clear: the makeup nomination is very worthy, and from the three nominees: it definitely deserves to win (but it won’t happen). It’s not just average prosthetic makeup, it’s an excellent one, applied to more than just the leading character.

The movie is quite European :) , confusing in the plot unless you’re Italian, but fairly satisfying in its acting and directing. The leading performance is terrific and unexpectedly funny even though it’s not a comedy. But the film itself is strange, and you need to see it to get what I mean. I just wished for a better ending, as it would’ve made or break the whole movie; and it didn’t go the good way. Anyway, congrats to the Italian moviemakers for the honesty displayed in the film.

My rating for the film: 7/10. I was very tempted to go for a 7.5.

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