Podcast: Loro + Dragged Across Concrete | feat. Professor John Foot
We're talking satire and scandal as we take a look at the Silvio Berlusconi biopic Loro and the Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn starring thriller Dragged Across Concrete. Plus we welcome Professor of Modern Italian Politics and writer John Foot on to the show to talk about the rise of Berlusconi, comparisons to Trump and how Berlusconi's life and career are portrayed in Loro.
Loro is Paolo Sorrentino's (The Great Beauty) latest film, exploring the unseen private life of one of modern Italy's most controversial figures with longtime collaborator Tony Servillo as Berlusconi. While Loro takes us through the extravagant parties of high society Italy, S. Craig Zahler drags us to the murky criminal underworld in Dragged Across Concrete, starring Gibson and Vaughn as two cops suspended after brutalising a suspect, whose plan to rob a criminal goes violently awry.
Discussing the films this week are Sam Howlett, Kelly Powell, Steven Ryder and, joining the pod for the first time, Lou Thomas.
Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro plays in cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema from Friday 19 April
S. Craig Zahler’s Dragged Across Concrete plays in our cinemas from Friday 19 April