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The Caiman in August

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Caiman on 13th August 2007 priced at £17.99. From acclaimed Palme d’Or winning director Nanni Moretti (Aprile, Dear Diary) comes The Caiman, a full frontal attack on former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. The Caiman was released in Italy just two weeks before the most acrimonious Italian general election ever and is thought to have been a factor in Silvio Berlusconi’s defeat. The film picked up six Donatello awards including Best Director, Best Film and Best Actor and showed at both the Cannes and London Film Festivals.

Bankrupt in his professional and personal life, Z-grade movie producer Bruno is finding it impossible to raise the finance for his latest project. Entangled in debt struggling with a capsizing marriage and his wayward kids, Bruno is going under. By chance, he meets a young director who gives him her script, The Caiman. At first Bruno takes it for a half-hearted thriller; a more careful - if belated - reading reveals a film about Berlusconi. No longer can he stand back. He must set up the production, find the lead actor, sort out the financing of the film – all the while trying to pick up the pieces of his broken relationship…

Whilst being an outright political film, The Caiman is also a film about love and an homage to cinema according to Moretti. The film stars Silvio Orlando, Margherita Buy, Jasmine Trinca and Cecilia Dazzi.

A barebones release, the film is presented in anamorphic widescreen with Italian Stereo sound and English subtitles.

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