A compelling drama and documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce, from his days as a terrorist, to his alliance with Hitler, to the betrayal of his son-in-law, and untimely demise.
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Series cast summary:
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 Edda Mussolini Ciano 4 episodes, 1985
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 Benito Mussolini 4 episodes, 1985
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 Rachele Mussolini 4 episodes, 1985
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 Claretta Petacci 4 episodes, 1985
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 Felicitas Beetz 4 episodes, 1985
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Massimo Dapporto ...
 Vittorio Mussolini 4 episodes, 1985
Gian-Polo Vetturini ...
Luca Orlandini ...
 Fabrizio 4 episodes, 1985
Francesca Rinaldi ...
Franco Mazzieri ...
 Marinelli 4 episodes, 1985
Leslie Thomas ...
Mario Ingrassia ...
 Gottardi 4 episodes, 1985
Luigi Romano ...
 Pareschi 4 episodes, 1985
Manuela Mortera ...
 Anna Maria 3 episodes, 1985
Eric Valsecchi ...
Oliver Domnick ...
 SS Colonel 3 episodes, 1985
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 Francesco Saverio Petacci 3 episodes, 1985
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 Adolf Hitler 3 episodes, 1985
Carolyn De Fonseca ...
 Giuseppina Petacci 3 episodes, 1985
Micaela Giustiniani ...
 Carolina Ciano 3 episodes, 1985
Gianni Pulone ...
 Galbiati 2 episodes, 1985
Stefano De Sando ...
Luciano Baglioni ...
Piero Palermini ...
 Farinacci 2 episodes, 1985
Franco Meroni ...
Robert Sommer ...
Carlheinz Heitmann ...
 General Wolf 2 episodes, 1985
Dieter Schidor ...
 Spoegler 2 episodes, 1985
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A compelling drama and documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce, from his days as a terrorist, to his alliance with Hitler, to the betrayal of his son-in-law, and untimely demise.

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Detested by his people. Defied by his family. Destined to failure.

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8 September 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Bob Hoskins appeared in Othello (1981) and Nixon (1995). See more »

Goofs

Italian Foreign Minister Ciano incorrectly addresses his German counterpart as 'Baron von Ribbentrop' at the dinner party near the beginning of the movie. German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop held no aristocratic title. See more »

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Referenced in Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano (1985) See more »

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What a flop!
20 April 2014 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I've watched 30 minutes of this movie skipping the interminable opening credits and stopped the whole thing. My goodness! Was Hitler one of the descendant of an English Lord?Was he a student at Oxford? Does the director of this flop has ever watched the many newsreels showing the Fuhrer speaking and shouting?

From this on it was obvious that the whole production would be a masterpiece of historical errors or flaws.

There is today a tendency in the world's movie industry to treat history as a secondary subject where you can do whatever you want as long as you make money and where accuracy to historical facts and characters is considered as something unimportant.

Americans were at one time the masters of such behavior especially if the historical facts did not concern their own country, now the disease has spread all over the world but perhaps in Germany which up to now has had the courage to produce movies showing without indulgence the horrors which took place on its soil between 1930 and 1945.

That we Europeans be not able to consider with honesty our faults, our mistakes or worse, is a very dangerous symptom of ethical failure on our part.


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