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3.1
240 Ratings

Videocracy

Directed by Erik Gandini
Denmark, United Kingdom, 2009
Documentary

Synopsis

In Silvio Berlusconi’s Italy, if you’re not on television, you’re nobody. Videocracy reveals the seedy underbelly of the country’s high-glitz, lowbrow, celebrity-obsessed culture propagated by the near-monopoly of a media empire controlled by the prime minister.

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Videocracy Directed by Erik Gandini

Critics reviews

Though Mr. Berlusconi himself — the man, oligarch, tabloid personality and plastic surgery victim — has undeniable entertainment value, Mr. Gandini is more interested in what might be termed the Berlusconi effect. What he’s after is Mr. Berlusconi’s impact on Italian culture, specifically those for whom celebrity is power. Which is why, by accident or design, “Videocracy” ends up holding a mirror to the larger world.
February 11, 2010
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