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Viva Zapatero!

Synopsis
Sabina Guzzanti’s documentary deals with her own ill-fated television show, RAIot, which aired on RAI, the Italian public television service. The show featured comedy sketches in which Guzzanti, a brilliant clown, mimic, and physical comedienne, skewered the current Italian administration, and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in particular.

When her show was cancelled after Berlusconi’s media corporation filed a 20-million-euro lawsuit, Guzzanti decided to expose the seedy underbelly of Berlusconi’s right-wing regime in this viciously funny documentary.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Italy
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2005
Subjects
Media studies; Politics & government
Keywords
documentary films; Italy; satire; television broadcasting; political issues; Berlusconi, Silvio

Credits

Director
Sabina Guzzanti
Writer
Sabina Guzzanti
Contributor
Sabina Guzzanti

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
80 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
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Web
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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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Notes
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