Even now he is a pensioner, Silvio Berlusconi still loves all the good things in life: beautiful women, a decadent lifestyle and power. But after decades of politicking and surviving many scandals, his triumphant rise seems over. In this stylish, slightly absurdist drama, Toni Servillo – who has often been cast by Paolo Sorrentino – plays Berlusconi, precisely at the point in time, after many victories, that he starts losing his grip on the people around him. His wife has had it with his philandering, his once fiercely loyal allies are slowly abandoning him and ambitious men and women are sensing their opportunity to oust ‘Il Cavaliere’ from his throne. All this takes place during a summer bacchanal at Berlusconi’s villa.
As only Sorrentino can, sumptuous pool parties, replete with beautiful women and sculpted young men, alternate with painful scenes in which the controversial protagonist is confronted with his transience.