2012 Berlin International Film Festival – Winners, Golden Berlin Bear, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
2012 David di Donatello Awards – Winners, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Film, Best Producer, Best Sound.
2012 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists – Winner Silver Ribbon of the Year.
Those inmates are doing a truly good job as actors. Shakespeare would be proud of them. And to blow your bubbles, yes, they are real-real criminals.
Is this film insinuating that Italy never really changes? Do criminals and the long gone old Roman Empire have something in common? Or, do criminals and actors have some similarity? Or yeah, maybe you’re just overanalyzing it.
My Rating: 7/10
Also my reviews on 2012 Oscar Foreign Language Films here.