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Long Live Freedom

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Long Live Freedom (Viva la libertà)

Long Live Freedom (Viva la libertà)

Long Live Freedom (Viva la libertà)

original title:

VIVA LA LIBERTÀ

directed by:

screenplay:

Roberto Andò, Angelo Pasquini, from his novel "Il trono vuoto"

cinematography:

costume design:

production:

BiBi Film Tv, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, in association with BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2012

film run:

93'

format:

colour

release date:

14/02/2013

festival & awards:

The Secretary of the main opposition party Enrico Olivieri is in the midst of a crisis. The opinion polls for the upcoming elections show him to be losing. One night after the umpteenth protest Olivieri vanishes leaving a laconic note.
Rumors and inferences abound in the institutional and party circles while the grey eminence Andrea Bottini and his wife Anna continue to rack their brains trying to understand the reason why he has disappeared and identify a possible accomplice. It is Anna who mentions the Secretary’s twin brother Giovanni Ernani an ingenious philosopher who suffers from bipolar depression.
Andrea decides to meet with him and ends up so fascinated by him that he starts to dream of a plan that has the plot of a dangerous gamble. And so it is that one day the Secretary suddenly turns up again. He starts speaking in another language poetic and lucid striking and surprising. The party starts to rise again in the polls while public opinion and the crowds at rallies are excited and enthusiastic once again. In the rapid succession of events characterizing the election campaign the Secretary becomes the object of an unprecedented admiration.
But someone from a secret hiding place is following his movements waiting...