Arnon Grunberg



One of the best movies of the early years of this century was “Le conseguenze dell’amore” by Paolo Sorrentino.
Last night I saw Sorrentino’s movie “Il Divo”, about the Italian politician Giulio Andreotti. “Il Divo” is as good as “Le conseguenze dell’amore”.
Sorrentino portrays Mr. Andreotti as a politician who becomes a perpetrator to save his country; at least that’s what he believes.
Power doesn’t seem to interest Mr. Andreotti.
He is a man who has taken upon himself a divine task, a man who declares that we are all moderate sinners, and he is probably right.
Like “Il conseguenze dell’amore” “Il Divo” is a superb study on solitude.