Benvenuto Presidente! (1993) is an Italian comedy written by Fabio Bonifacci and Nicola Giuliano and directed by Riccardo Milani and starring Claudio Bisio. Elections are held for the President of the Republic, but political leaders cannot reach an agreement. As a result, main party leaders all chose to vote for a historical figure as a protest vote: unintentionally they all end up electing “Giuseppe Garibaldi”. When the vote is confirmed the party leaders are in shock and want to immediately nullify the vote: the only problem is that there is an eligible citizen with that same exact name, so by law he has to become president. That man is Giuseppe Garibaldi, the modest librarian-fisher who is the farthest thing from a politician. What ensues is comedic gold that will have you in stitches.
The movie is in Italian with English subtitles.
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Runtime: approximately 100 minutes
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