Quote:compared with Andreotti, Brando's Godfather is a mumbling, incoherent lout. As depicted by Sorrentino's biting, perversely witty, slyly winking script and Toni Servillo's extraordinary (and in the view of many, remarkably accurate) performance, the reserved, melancholy Italian prime minister is a black hole, enigmatic, all-consuming and irresistible, his nature illuminated only by tiny inflections of his hunched, tightly held-in body and flashes of bleak, knowing humor. He's devoutly religious (famously so), but we soon come to realize that he has embraced the idea of a fallen humanity so fully that it has become for him both inspiration and alibi.
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