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BYE BYE BERLUSCONI! (photo © Schiwago Film)

BYE BYE BERLUSCONI! is the first comedy about an incumbent Prime Minister; a real, existing person who governs in Rome.

Filmed incognito in Winter 2004 in Genoa, the film material was then taken to Berlin and edited. And in Berlin is where the film was first shown, in February 2006, just two months before elections in Italy. In BYE BYE BERLUSCONI!, four Italians kidnap the Prime Minister to bring him into court - the whole world witnesses via internet how Silvio Berlusconi runs his power and policy and how he tries to bribe judges and change the laws to protect himself.

BYE BYE BERLUSCONI! is certainly a "political bombshell" - a cheeky satire about the fictional kidnapping of Silvio Berlusconi.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Director Jan Henrik Stahlberg
Screenplay Lucia Chiarla, Jan Henrik Stahlberg
Cinematography Nicolas Joray
Nicola Undritz
Rainer Oleak, Phirefones
Carola Gauster, Yasmin Khalifa
Cast Pietro Bontempo, Lucia Chiarla, Maurizio Antonini, Fabio Bezzi
Producer Martin Lehwald
Production Company Schiwago Film
Runtime 90 min
Format color
Dubbed Versions German
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Berlin 2006 (Panorama), Alba Regia Film Festival 2006, Cinema Jove Valencia 2006, Lubuskie Lat Filmowe 2006, Melbourne 2006, Copenhagen 2006, Ghent 2006, Sao Paulo 2006, Ljubljana 2006
With backing from BKM
German Distributor Jetfilm Verleih/Berlin

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