Reality, from the director of Gomorrah. The film centers around a young and married fishmonger named Luciano. He's a character that his friends really seem to love, so they persuade him to audition for a reality TV show.Though once unaffected, this sudden glimpse of a shot at fame seems to consume him,and it sets the story up for being a dark and interesting commentary on how we treat fame in our culture.
Everything about it rings depressingly true on how we create values in society, and the immense pain associated with false expectations is incredibly relatable to anybody trying to get a big break as an artist. The acting is great, and it was especially surprising to find out that the lead actor was originally a famous and convicted Italian gangster turned movie star. The score was subtle enough so that it did not take over the entire movie but I could of done with a little more just to add a bit of emotional emphasis.
This is also something that I don't want to spoil too much, but all in all, it's a great commentary on society and our obsession with fame.
If that subject matter interests you, then I would suggest checking it out.