Long Live Freedom

Long Live Freedom

Long Live Freedom

Political dramedy set amid an Italian election sees doomed party leader Olivieri (Toni Servillo) flee his center-left party, only for his bipolar identical twin to take over/impersonate him. Winner of Best Screenplay and Supporting Actor (Mastandrea) at the David di Donatello Awards 2013.

"Enrico Oliveri (a brilliant Toni Servillo) is a seasoned center-left politician and president of the opposition who realises that the decline of his party is inevitable. As the polls announce he will lose dramatically in the upcoming elections, he falls into a profound existential crisis and disappears. We later learn that he has fled to Paris and is hiding out at the home of his ex-girlfriend Danielle (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi). While his colleagues panic, his top aide (Valerio Mastandrea) discovers that Enrico has a twin brother living in a psychiatric institution. What at first seems like a crazy plan soon proves to be their only solution. A scathing critique of Italian political dynamics, Andò’s film is also a pulsating thriller with great comic moments that brings together some of the most talented actors working in Italy today." (Film Society Lincoln Center)

2013Rating: M, Offensive language and nudity96 minsItalyItalian, French and German with English subtitles
ComedyDramaWorld Cinema
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Variety

Variety

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This winking critique of Italian politics offers several pleasurable digs at the establishment, though its staid craftsmanship and general lack of vitriol don’t provide the bite most politically inclined auds will expect

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Variety

Variety

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This winking critique of Italian politics offers several pleasurable digs at the establishment, though its staid craftsmanship and general lack of vitriol don’t provide the bite most politically inclined auds will expect

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