The Footman

A dry satire on corruption and compromise in contemporary Italian politics. A schoolteacher obsessed with poetry and experienced in ghost-writing is hired by an ambitious young minister to write his speeches and tend to the credibility of his image. Occasionally contrived, even obvious, and never quite as funny as it would like to be, it's nevertheless an agreeably adult film, far more telling than what generally passes for political satire in British and American movies.

Release details

Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Screenwriter: Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, Daniele Luchetti
Cast: Silvio Orlando
Nanni Moretti
Giulio Brogi
Anne Roussel
Angela Finocchiaro
Graziano Giusti