Paolo Sorrentino skewers Italian politics in this satirical, profane, and imaginative fictionalization of controversial Italian tycoon and politician Silvio Berlusconi and his inner circle.

Please note that this film is in Italian, with Dutch subtitles.
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For the second time in his career, Paolo Sorrentino satirizes the tumult of Italian politics through the experiences of an infamous politician. While his hypnotic IL DIVO dramatized the downfall of long-serving former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, LORO’s hyperkinetic inspiration is the controversial tycoon/ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi.

It is a corrosive and wildly profane comedy, pulling out all the stops in what is initially a supercharged vision of the country and the flawed forces behind it, namely Berlusconi and his cronies at their point of decline in the late 2000s. Sorrentino places us in the seedy orbit of Sergio, a handsome young guy-on-the-make whose ambition is to leave his provincial southern city of Taranto for Rome and get close to Berlusconi. His means of doing so is sordid but highly effective. Trafficking beautiful young women as escorts to attend parties and events proves to be his stepping stone into the halls of power. (source:

Paolo Sorrentino, Italy, France, 2018, 151 min. Italian spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Toni Servillo, Riccardo Scamarcio, Elena Sofia Ricci, Kasia Smutniak, Euridice Axen.