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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Cast

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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| (DVD) | (cut) | (in two episodes) (original HBO telecast)

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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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Mussolini and I
5 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Can anyone tell me the name and location of the beautiful house which appeared in this film? It is probably near Rome, but I have never seen it in anything else and it is so spectacular that I am really intrigued as to its whereabouts and a bit about its history. I have also enjoyed the first part of the four part showing of this film and despite comments on the acting, I find it interesting for the historical and social comment on the times. I found the Hitler character unrealistic, but thought Bob Hoskins put in a good performance. I would be grateful for any information on the background to this film. I thought it captured the period and style of the era very well, and the characters were in the main sympathetic - which was not an emotion I expected to feel. Susan Sarandon was also strong as she always is, and I thought Anthony Hopkins, looking so much younger, came across as trying to prevent further disaster for his country. I particularly enjoyed discovering the background to Il Duce's daughter and her husband as this was a part of the conflict I knew nothing about. It inspired me to find out more.


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