Luciano is a young Literature teacher who lives on the Amalfi coast and works for extra money as the ghostwriter of a novelist. One day, the Minister of Industry calls him to Rome and proposes him to write his speeches and press releases: Luciano accepts. At first he is fascinated by the privileges given by his belonging to the Minister's court, but very soon Luciano finds out about Botero's real character, who after a very strong Government crises has to reconquer his deputy chair.


Luciano Sandulli : Silvio Orlando Cesare Botero : Nanni Moretti Francesco Sanna : Giulio Brogi Juliette : Anne Roussel Irène : Angela Finocchiaro Sebastiano Tramonti : Graziano Giusti Remo Gola : Lucio Allocca Carissimi : Dario Cantarelli Polline : Antonio Petrocelli Adriana : Gianna Paola Scaffidi Carlo Sperati : Guido Alberti Sartorio : Renato Carpentieri Giuliana Botero : Silvia Cohen


Director: Daniele Luchetti Original Story: Franco Bernini, Angelo Pasquini Script: Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, with the collaboration of Daniele Luchetti Director of photography: Alessandro Pesci Cameraman: Roberto Cimatti Sound engineer: Franco Borni Production designers: Giancarlo Basili, Leonarda Scarpa Costumes: Maria Rita Barbera Editing: Mirco Garrone Production manager: Luigi Lagrasta Music by: Dario Lucantoni Produced by : Nanni Moretti, Angelo Barbagallo, Nella Banfi, Giovanna Romagnoli et Mario Orfini, Francis Boespflug

Production information

Sacher FIlms, Banfilms, Eidoscope Production, Pyramide Productions, Cine Cinq
In collaboration with Canal Plus.
World Sales: Titanus Distribuzione World Sales

Technical information

Italy - France Year of production : 1991 Length : 60mn

Festivals and awards

Official Selection Cannes Festival 1991 - Competition