Loro

Loro

Loro

A no-holds-barred look at media tycoon-turned-politician Silvio Berlusconi from Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty).

"Sorrentino places us in the seedy orbit of Sergio (Riccardo Scamarcio), 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 (Toni Servillo). 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. Once Sergio has arrived, so to speak, the increasingly embattled Berlusconi becomes the focus ... Taken to task by his long-suffering, (soon to be ex-) wife, Veronica Lario (Elena Sofia Ricci), a woman of cool self-possession, and abandoned by his political allies, the fallen PM is left to fumble with the private realities behind his public scandals, and this is where the true power of Loro finally lies." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2019Rating: R16, Sex scenes, nudity, drug use & offensive language151 minsFrance, ItalyItalian with English subtitles
ComedyTrue Story & BiographyWorld Cinema
Director:
Paolo Sorrentino ('Youth (2015)', 'The Great Beauty', 'This Must Be the Place')
Cast:
Toni ServilloElena Sofia RicciRiccardo ScamarcioKasia SmutniakFabrizio Bentivoglio
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Reviews & comments

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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[Paolo Sorrentino] embraces the corruption, the vulgarity and the extravagance with a certain tenderness, rather than envy.

4.0
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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There are enough fantastic sequences in Loro, and another great performance from Servillo, but this is a slight disappointment given what we've come to expect from Sorrentino.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A richly inventive, ferocious feast of satire and vulgarity.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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....a memorable piece of work.

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Paolo Sorrentino’s satirical musings on the Italy of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (a fittingly grotesque Toni Servillo) is a relentless parade of nudity, drugs and vacuous, self-obsessed, greedy, rich elitists. Riccardo Scamarcio acts his socks off (literally), trying to attract Berlusconi’s attentions by hosting a lavish orgy in the villa next door,...

2.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

[Paolo Sorrentino] embraces the corruption, the vulgarity and the extravagance with a certain tenderness, rather than envy.

4.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

There are enough fantastic sequences in Loro, and another great performance from Servillo, but this is a slight disappointment given what we've come to expect from Sorrentino.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A richly inventive, ferocious feast of satire and vulgarity.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

....a memorable piece of work.

0

Paolo Sorrentino’s satirical musings on the Italy of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (a fittingly grotesque Toni Servillo) is a relentless parade of nudity, drugs and vacuous, self-obsessed, greedy, rich elitists. Riccardo Scamarcio acts his socks off (literally), trying to attract Berlusconi’s attentions by hosting a lavish orgy in the villa next door,...

2.0
0