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      The Caiman

      2006 1h 52m Comedy Drama List
      39% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 61% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Bonomo struggles to film a movie and realizes that the work is the only thing keeping him alive, as his private life collapses piece by piece, including his wife divorcing him and the bank pressing him to repay long-standing debts. Read More Read Less

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      Peter Howell Toronto Star [Director Moretti] wraps his political agenda with an affecting story about a fading filmmaker whose dreams and beliefs aren't weathering the storms of middle age. If the politics don't get you, the life empathy will. Rated: 3/4 Jun 15, 2007 Full Review Ian Johns Times (UK) Some moments amuse but one's left wishing that Moretti had ditched his film-within-a-film framework and made either a documentary or a domestic drama. Rated: 3/5 Apr 7, 2007 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian Muddled and messy anti-Berlusconi satire now looks even more exasperating than when I first saw it. Rated: 1/5 Apr 7, 2007 Full Review James Wegg JWR ... the film-within-the film wraps, but the willful manipulation of honest citizens continues unabated. Rated: 4.5/5 Jun 27, 2007 Full Review Jim Slotek Jam! Movies An unfocused mess of a movie that fairly throws its hands in the air in the final act, rather than chug along to a conclusion. Rated: 3/5 Jun 15, 2007 Full Review Anton Bitel Projected Figures one can only assume that it was the accumulation of Berlusconi's own indiscretions that cost him the 2006 elections rather than the muted blows of this aimlessly incoherent and over-clever satire. Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 13, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The caiman tells the story of a young director, Teresa, who, with the help of a 70s B movies producer, wants to make a film about the caiman, former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. The film focuses on both the producer's personal life and his working life. Although this anti-Berlusconian satire film fails to fully achieve its goal, the Italian director Nanni Moretti still succeeds in denouncing a part of Italian society. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review nefasto r Qui i critici dovrebbero farsi i fatti loro, sinceramente. Devi essere italiano per soffire questo film fino in fondo. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Quando questo film si sviluppa senza Moretti èun film quasi come tanti altri. Ma il cinema morettiano è Moretto-centrico e il Nanni Moretti è l'autore italiano che meglio di tutti ha saputo rappresentare con i propri film la propria personalità e il proprio pensiero. Così, quando negli ultimi dieci minuti Nanni si riappropria del film impersonando in maniera anomola un Berlusconi che viene processato come un martire dalla magistratura, grazie anche all montaggio e alle luci il film subisce un climax mozzafiato. Prima di quei dieci minuti, un cast d'eccezione con personaggi bizzarri tra i quali spicca Silvio Orlando che interpreta il regista-produttore Bruno. Un'opera sicuramente anti-berlusconi ma non solo, come alcuni spettatori un po' superficiali hanno creduto. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Un film qui, après visionnement, me semble extraordinairement formidable, un film qui s'aventure dangereusement dans la sphère politique italienne actuelle, un film qui ose par des suppositions qu'il avance quant à la supposée intégrité du premier ministre actuel Silvio Berlusconi... Wow. Le problème, c'est que je n'ai pas le bagage pour en comprendre le contenu. Résultat, j'ai passé la majorité du film à être fasciné, mais incapable de tirer un peu d'intérêt des allégations politiques que Moretti porte envers son pays. La fin est d'ailleurs formidable puisque, contrairement au reste du film, elle sort du présent pour s'aventurer dans l'avenir, ce qui risque de ne pas plaire aux adeptes de Berlusconi. Bravo Moretti pour ce film international trop hermétique. Et je suis sincère. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member not one of his best, but worth to see. Loved the fake bmovies at the beginnings. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member it didn't quite make it.. seems all the actors here are struggling to try to tell a story and actually don't tell it... looks like they were afraid the movie would be cersored.. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Bonomo struggles to film a movie and realizes that the work is the only thing keeping him alive, as his private life collapses piece by piece, including his wife divorcing him and the bank pressing him to repay long-standing debts.
      Director
      Nanni Moretti
      Producer
      Angelo Barbagallo, Nanni Moretti
      Screenwriter
      Nanni Moretti, Francesco Piccolo, Federica Pontremoli
      Production Co
      Bac Films, Sacher Film, France 3 Cinéma
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Italian
      Runtime
      1h 52m