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  • 151 mins
  • Dir: Paolo Sorrentino
  • Cast includes: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio
  • Cert: 18

Paolo Sorrentino, the Academy Award-winning director of The Great Beauty and The Young Pope, presents the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi in this dazzling, topical and no-holds-barred look at life in Italy under the glistening eye of modern Europe’s most infamous politician.

Amid seduction, glamour, corruption, drugs and raucous poolside parties, Sorrentino gradually unpeels the complex personality and motivations of the billionaire former Prime Minister – played with unmistakable panache by Toni Servillo – during a tumultuous period in his career, as his marriage to second wife Veronica Lario (Elena Sofia Ricci) fractures.

Boldly and controversially speculating on what may or may not have taken place behind closed doors, Loro (‘Them’) offers a timely commentary on the excesses and follies of the power-hungry.

- Time Out
- Empire
- Financial Times