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Release Date: March 15th, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 13th, 2013

R|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Luciano auditions for a spot on "Big Brother" and lets the attention go to his head.

Cast: Nando Paone, Nunzia Schiano, Aniello Arena, Loredana Simioli, Nello Iorio, Rosaria D'Urso, Giuseppina Cervizzi, Raffaele Ferrante

Director: Matteo Garrone

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Fandango, Rai Cinema

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Quentin Dupieux has a talent for rendering otherworldly concepts banal in a manner that reflects the stymied desires of his characters. show more

  • Half comedy and half drama, the film struggles to find its tone amid stock characters and leisurely plotting, with nods to Fellini and Italian neorealism that leave the taste of a big, reheated pizza. It all should be funnier; still the atmospheric local kitsch wins some smiles. show more

  • The film will only work for you if you expect it not to make sense, and enjoy jokes that go on and on and then suddenly (and repeatedly) jack-knife off a cliff or two. show more

  • The first-rate Italian comedy Reality — which fakes Pope Benedict appearing in St. Peter’s Square — likens consecration to elevating an “everyman” to pop celebrity. show more

  • The movie’s a funny, dark, increasingly razor-sharp inquiry into the metaphysics of modern fame — how the dream of “being seen” and thus validated on some primal level can completely unhinge the average schmo. show more

  • The accumulation of weird incidents and fake-outs doesn’t lead anywhere productive. That’s the problem with Dupieux’s vacant brand of surrealism: If you just keep pulling out the rug, there will never be anything to stand on. show more

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