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by Sabina Guzzanti


Why do Italians vote Berlusconi? The violence of propaganda, the impotence of citizens, questions of the economy, illicit power relationships... And a catastrophe: the city of L'Aquila devastated by an earthquake... all these combine to show how the young Italian democracy has been subdued. The caricature of Berlusconi - one of the director’s most celebrated impersonations - strolls through Aquila’s refugee camp and wanders the deserted town like an emperor at the end of his reign. A town devastated by an earthquake - the perfect location from which to recount Italy’s drift into authoritarianism, the mess of blackmail, scandal, swindles and inertia of the political classes, the media and the citizens, that have paralysed the country.

original title: Draquila – L’Italia che trema
country: Italy
year: 2010
genre: documentary
directed by: Sabina Guzzanti
release date: IT 07/05/2010, FR 03/11/2010, BE 10/11/2010, HR 22/03/2012
screenplay: Sabina Guzzanti
cinematography by: Mario Amura
film editing: Clelio Benevento
music: Riccardo Giagni
producer: Sabina Guzzanti
production: Secol Superbo e Sciocco Produzioni, Alba Produzioni, Gruppo Ambra
distributor: BIM Distribuzione, Bellissima Films
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