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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 Count Galeazzo 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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 Sandro Pavolini (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Lorenzo (4 episodes, 1985)
Massimo Dapporto ...
 Vittorio Mussolini (4 episodes, 1985)
Gian-Polo Vetturini ...
 Marzio (4 episodes, 1985)
Luca Orlandini ...
 Fabrizio (4 episodes, 1985)
Francesca Rinaldi ...
 Dindina (4 episodes, 1985)
Franco Mazzieri ...
 Marinelli (4 episodes, 1985)
Leslie Thomas ...
 De Bono (4 episodes, 1985)
Mario Ingrassia ...
 Gottardi (4 episodes, 1985)
Luigi Romano ...
 Pareschi (4 episodes, 1985)
Manuela Mortera ...
 Anna Maria (3 episodes, 1985)
Eric Valsecchi ...
 Romano (3 episodes, 1985)
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 ...
 Grandi (2 episodes, 1985)
Luciano Baglioni ...
 Scorza (2 episodes, 1985)
Piero Palermini ...
 Farinacci (2 episodes, 1985)
Franco Meroni ...
 Bottai (2 episodes, 1985)
Robert Sommer ...
 Suardo (2 episodes, 1985)
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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Biography | Drama | War

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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 »

Connections

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

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Dramatic History
18 September 2003 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Interesting film, made for tv in Europe originally. The DVD version is significantly longer than the video version. Many scenes are extended as well as new scenes. Nice historical soap opera with much tragedy. Hopkins as usual is great as is Sarandon and Hoskins. The dubbing is kinda obvious, but so what, it works.


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