Videocracy (English Subtitled) 2009 NR

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How can you explain what's happened to Italy in the age of its current prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi? VIDEOCRACYis director Erik Gandini's critically-acclaimed inquiry into the mercenary underbelly of the high-glitz, low-politics, skin-baring media culture promulgated by Berlusconi's ownership of the majority of the country's television stations -- a powerful tool in shaping public opinion to his financial and political benefit. Approaching the material as both insider and outsider, Gandini (GITMO: THE NEW RULE OF WAR) gains remarkable access to the opulent world of Berlusconi's associates and the armies of willing wannabes that swarm around them, examining the key players (and their conflicted interests) and unveiling a modern Italy as both comedy and tragedy.

Starring:
Silvio Berlusconi, Flavio Briatore
Runtime:
1 hour 21 minutes

Videocracy (English Subtitled)

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Genres Documentary
Director Erik Gandini
Starring Silvio Berlusconi, Flavio Briatore
Supporting actors Fabio Calvi, Rick Canelli, Fabrizio Corona, Samantha Crippa, Marella Giovannelli, Nina Heric, Lele Mora, Franco Nero, Lorenzo Paolini, Simona Ventura
Studio Lorber Films
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By NYFB on August 9, 2013
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In the world press freedom index Italy is ranked 77th. In the world list of gender equality 84th and 80% of Italians use TV as the main source of information where 90% of media is controlled by the seventh richest Italian Silvio Berlusconi with a $6.2 billion capital who was the President of Italy from 2001 to 2008. Watching this dark documentary is disturbing but it is the reality of Italy. You really get to understand the Italy through this documentary. Real sad third world country system...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Greta S. Hyland on February 10, 2013
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It takes a really good documentary to get five stars from me, but this one was outstanding. This film not only documented what is taking place in Italy, it told a compelling story. I found myself grateful for the villain of the movie because I felt that he was a necessary evil to balance out what the President has done to that country. If I ever thought America was bad, I am certain it is not as bad as Italy. This film had me captivated the whole time and I can see why the director won awards for it. This is a must see documentary. It will have you mesmerized and leave you disturbed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tusuy on August 4, 2013
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Italian story of Berlusconi's rise to power through media. Engaging and thoughtful dive into the cross section of media and politics, people and power.
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