Il Caimano 2006

The Caiman

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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.

Cast & Crew

Silvio Orlando
Bruno Bonomo
Margherita Buy
Paola Bonomo, Aidra
Michele Placido
Marco Pulici, Silvio Berlusconi
Antonio Luigi Grimaldi
Direttore di Produzione
Paolo Sorrentino
Aidra's husband
Elio de Capitani
Silvio Berlusconi
Tatti Sanguinetti
Beppe Savonese
Jerzy Stuhr
Jerzy Sturovsky
Nanni Moretti
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Franco Piersanti
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Arnaldo Catinari
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Critic Reviews for Il Caimano

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  • [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.

    June 15, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    April 7, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Ian Johns

    Times (UK)
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  • Muddled and messy anti-Berlusconi satire now looks even more exasperating than when I first saw it.

    April 7, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • It's uneven.

    October 28, 2006 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
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  • A familiarity with the vagaries of Italian politics in the last 20 years is a help, but not a necessity, to appreciate this fascinating at times farcical blend of domestic drama and political rumination.

    September 23, 2006 | Rating: 3/4
    Globe and Mail
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  • A warm family drama pops through the seams of a film within-a-film about Silvio Berlusconi.

    May 22, 2006

Audience Reviews for Il Caimano

  • Mar 11, 2008
    A comparison between two systems, the disastrous life of a film producer, and the calamitous course of a country ruled by a hypocrite and corrupt villain (which is not fiction at all, not only in italy). A satire about power and the odyssey of making a movie about it. funny and with charming performances, nevertheless, some parts of the screenplay and the character played by Jasmine Trinca are a bit weak, and I also think the life of the producer, superbly played by Silvio Orlando, was far more interesting than the political aspects that Nanni Moretti was anxious to denounce, as he did right at the end. but that would be another movie, of course.
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