Berlusconi biopic tipped for Cannes
Rome (AFP) - Exotic dancers, intrigue and poolside soirees in lavish villas, the hotly-awaited biopic about Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi, from directing star Paolo Sorrentino, is tipped to appear at the Cannes film festival, according to Italian media.
The two-part film, which will hit Italian cinemas on April 24, is expected to delve into the private life of the flamboyant media magnate, from his famous "Bunga Bunga" erotic dinners with call girls, to his divorce from his second wife Veronica Lario.
Part two is due for release in Italy on May 10.
The biopic is entitled "Loro" which means "them" and refers to the billionaire media magnate and his entourage -- as well as evoking the word "l'oro" meaning "gold", reports said.
A teaser for the film reveals the silhouette of the ageing magnate surrounded by exotic dancers as a voice asks:
"What were you expecting? That you could be the richest man in the country, to be prime minister and that everyone would be crazy for you?"
To which Berlusconi answers: "Yes, that's exactly what I expected."
A full-length trailer released Thursday sees politicians and seductive young women looking on as Berlusconi croons to a Neopolitan classic "Malafemmena" meaning "bad girl" by an infinity pool in a glamourous villa.Read More...