Light political economic thriller à l'italienne. Director Andrea Molaioli is not Francesco Rosi hence you don't feel so bad at the end of the film. 'Il Gioiellino' is a solid entertaining movie though that earned three nominations for the David di Donatello Awards. Recommended.
Parmalat's crack is an allegory of Italy's own industrial demise. The moral, economic, political, and social collapse of an entire country and its "values". As of today, Italy is as rotten and sour as expired milk. Style-wise, Andrea Molaioli follows Paolo Sorrentino verbatim. Toni Servillo is ubiquitous in Italian cinema and, no, it is not a criticism.