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Original title Videocracy
Film type Feature
Category Documentary
Form Live-action
Average rating 3,52 / 5
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Classification Allowed for all
Swedish release 2009-08-28

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In a videocracy the key to power is the image.In Italy one man alone has kept the domination of the image over three entire decades. As a TV-magnate and then as Presidente, Silvio...

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Sara Rüster
+46 8 665 11 41
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Josefina Mothander
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Plot summary

In a videocracy the key to power is the image.
In Italy one man alone has kept the domination of the image over three entire decades. As a TV-magnate and then as Presidente, Silvio Berlusconi has created a perfect system of TV-entertainment and politics.
Like no one else he has influenced the content of commercial television in Italy. His TV-channels, known for their over-exposure of almost naked girls, are seen by many as a mirror of his own taste and personality.
Director Erik Gandini lives in Sweden but was born and brought up in Italy.
In Videocracy he returns to his country of birth portraying from the inside the consequences of a TV-experiment that Italians have been subjected to for 30 years. He gets a unique access to the most powerful spheres, even in the President’s summer resort in Sardinia. Unveiling a remarkable story, born out of the scary reality of TV-republic Italy, a country where the step from TV-showgirl to Minister for Gender Equality is only natural.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 147009
Date 2009-08-20
Classification Allowed for all
Original length 2306 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 458, 319, 415, 536, 578.


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Sound system Dolby Digital
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2306 meter
Length in minutes 84 min


Production location

Italy

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2009-08-28 Sweden 85 min
Festival showing 2010-02-01 Bergakungen 4 Göteborg Sweden 84 min 33:e Göteborg International Film Festival.
2010-03-18 Victoria Malmö Sweden 84 min BUFF Filmfestival 2010.
DVD release 2010-01-06 Sweden

Awards

The Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2010 Best Achievement Johan Söderberg (För en rytmisk förening av musik och bild i filmen Videocracy)
Nominated for the Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2010 Best Documentary
Festival Award Stockholm 2010 Erik Gandini (Tempo Documentry Award, Tempo Dokumentärfilmfestival/Sthlm Doc, Sverige/Sweden)
Linz 2010 (Crossing Europe Award European Documentary vid Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Österrike/Austria) Filmfestival
Sheffield 2009 (juryns specialpris/jury special award vid The 16th Sheffield Doc/Fest, Storbritannien/UK)

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Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2306


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Duplicate positive
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Original picture negative
Gauge 16 mm


Element type Original picture negative
Gauge 16 mm


Element type Original picture negative opening titles
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Original picture negative opening titles
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Digital intermediate
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Sound negative
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Sound negative
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Script title Videocracy
Extent 29 s. + 10 s. för- och eftertext samt musiklista.
Language Svenska


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 41 s.
Language Engelska


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Type Program/Promotion material
Language Engelska


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