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Controversial Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berluscoi is just one of the targets of writer and director Nanni Moretti's satiric focus in this sharp comedy-drama. In the 1970's, Bruno (Silvio Orlando) was one of Italy's most daring and best-respected filmmakers, while his wife Paola (Margherita Buy) was a leading box-office star. However, come the new millennium, things are a whole lot different for Bruno -- Paola is divorcing him, his production company is on the verge of bankruptcy, and he can't get a new project off the ground. When Teresa (Jasmine Trinca), a young woman down on her luck, approaches Bruno with a script, he agrees to take on the project, even though he hasn't read it and doesn't know how he'll raise the money. Bruno discovers he's put himself in hot water when he reads the screenplay and discovers it's a frontal assault on Silvio Berluscoi that doesn't shy away from allegations of his connection to organized crime, tax evasion, bribery and influence peddling. While Italian firms won't dare touch the project, Bruno discovers a Polish financier (Jerzy Stuhr) who will put up the money, but under one condition -- Bruno has to persuade box-office idol Marco Pulici (Michele Placidio) to play Berluscoi. Il Caimano (aka The Caiman) received its North American premier at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Silvio Orlando
as Bruno Bonomo
Margherita Buy
as Aidra
Daniele Rampello
as Andrea
Jasmine Trinca
as Teresa
Giacomo Passarelli
as Giacomo
Cecilia Dazzi
as Luisa
Luisa de Santis
as Marisa
Giuliano Montaldo
as Franco Caspio
Tatti Sanguineti
as Peppe Savonese
Antonio Catania
as RAI Manager
Valerio Mastrandrea
as Cesari
Toni Bertorelli
as Journalist
Anna Bonaiuto
as Public Prosecutor
Stefano Rulli
as Court House President
Antonio Petrocelli
as The Caiman's Lawyer
Paolo DeVita
as Chaffeur
Paolo Virzì
as Maoist Leader
Paolo Sorrentino
as Aidra's Husband
Dario Cantarelli
as Food Critic
Carlo Mazzacurati
as Waiter
Antonello Grimaldi
as Production Manager
Lorenzo Alessandri
as Assistant Director
Giovanna Nicolai
as Costume Designer
Mimmo Mancini
as Trainer
Bruno Memoli
as Car Driver in Accident
Andrea Tidona
as Bank Manager
Sofia Vigliar
as Babysitter
Renato De Maria
as Teresa's Father
Michele Placido
as Marco Pulici
Jerzy Stuhr
as Jerzy Sturovski
Nanni Moretti
as The Caiman
Michele Placido
as Marco Pulici
Jerzy Stuhr
as Jerzy Sturovski

Crew

Nanni Moretti
Director
Nanni Moretti
Producer
Angelo Barbagallo
Producer
Heidrun Schleef
Screen Story
Nanni Moretti
Screen Story
Nanni Moretti
Screenwriter
Federica Pontremoli
Screenwriter
Francesco Piccolo
Screenwriter
Arnaldo Catinari
Cinematographer
Esmeralda Calabria
Editor
Giancarlo Basili
Art Director
Alessandra Mura
Set Decorator
Lina Nerli Taviani
Costume Designer
Alessandro Zanon
Sound/Sound Designer
Loredana Conte
First Assistant Director
Stefano Benappi
Production Manager
Franco Salamon
Stunts Coordinator
Fabio Capozzi
Gaffer
Aldina Governatori
Hair Styles
Cosimo Messeri
Assistant Director
Bruno Di Bartolomei
Production Accountant
Roberto De Angelis
Steadicam Operator
Paola Bonelli
Script Supervisor
Marta Billingsley
Sound Editor
Marzia Cordo
Sound Editor
Chrystelle Robin
Assistant Director
Gianfranco Barbagallo
Line Producer
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