“To have a penis is to be chained to a madman” wrote Sophocles, more than 2500 years ago. He was right then and still right today. But it is in Italy, probably more than in any other European country, that the madman’s power is most visible. Everything in the Belpaese seems to revolve around the dick. Just think. It has 887 nicknames and the country’s curious mix of dictators and Latin Lovers – from Casanova to Mussolini and Berlusconi – were most defi nitely driven by theirs. Fed up with this phallocentric system, Gustav and Luca, directors of award-winning doc “Italy: Love it or Leave It”, decide to find out why Italy is still so obsessed with its “gigi” and go on a kaleidoscopic and ironic journey – from science to pop culture – into the everlasting charm of penis, power and politics.

Director Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi 
Produced by DocLab
Co-Production ZDF/Arte
In Association with Arti Film, YLE
Director of Photography Francesco Principini
Edited by Giulia Amati
Length 90′
Language: Italian
Country: Italy
Year: 2019