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He is decadent, controversial and anything but subtle. He has built a media empire, rapidly scaled the heights of Italian politics and triggered scandal after scandal. Silvio Berlusconi is unequalled in his ability to evoke a heated response. The acclaimed Paolo Sorrentino paints a picture of the man they call Il Cavaliere at a moment when he is losing control: his wife is tired of his excesses, his allies are ceasing to support him, the curtain is falling on his political career. Will he stop at nothing to conserve his power? A fascinating glimpse behind the mask: What drives one of the most intriguing figures of our times?