Welcome Mr. President

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Welcome Mr. President (Italian: Benvenuto Presidente!) is an Italian 2013 comedy film directed by Riccardo Milani and starring Claudio Bisio.[1][2][3]

Welcome Mr. President
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Directed byRiccardo Milani
Produced byNicola Giuliano
Francesca Cima
Written byFabio Bonifacci
Luca Miniero
Story byFabio Bonifacci
Nicola Giuliano
StarringClaudio Bisio
Kasia Smutniak
Music byAndrea Guerra
CinematographySaverio Guarna
Distributed by01 Distribution
Release date
  • March 21, 2013 (2013-03-21)
Running time
98 min


Giuseppe Garibaldi is a modest librarian in a small town in Piedmont. He loves to read, transmit culture to children, despite the library's lack of funds, and river-fishing. Meanwhile, in Rome are held the elections of the President of the Republic, but political leaders can not 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 librarian-fisher. The party leaders want him to resign, but as Giuseppe understands the spreading corruption of Italian politics, he refuses. Once “Peppino” becomes president, he immediately notices the cruel world of Italian politics. Giuseppe, friend of the people, begins to do many good works, earning the popular support. Meanwhile, the leaders of the political parties try to impeach him.

Giuseppe, however, makes a poignant speech to parliament, putting all the politicians and the Italian public itself to ridicule. A few weeks later, Giuseppe is reached by a phone call in his small country: the Vatican made the same mistake electing the new Pope!


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Claudia Morgoglione (13 March 2013). "Saggio e naif, Bisio al Quirinale "Ma non chiamatemi grillino..."". La Repubblica. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  2. ^ Paola Casella (14 March 2013). "Bisio presidente in stile grillino tra comico e surreale". Europa. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  3. ^ i Luca Marra (17 May 2015). "Benvenuto Presidente!". International Business Times. Retrieved 31 January 2016.

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