A compelling drama/documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce himself, 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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 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/documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce himself, 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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1.33 : 1
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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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first time I see Hopkins play so bad
1 May 2004 | by (Seoul, South Korea) – See all my reviews

The script for this TV soap opera is so bad that even A. Hopkins at some point had to play like an undergrad drama-student so as to bring some life in his script-dead character. I do not know whether this was the purpose of the director, but Hopkins' Ciano reeked nothing but vanity, fear and lack of self-esteem. The real Ciano possibly was all that but then, why make a movie about him? Mussolini was a bit more convincing, and his long way down was as if closer to the truth. Edda Mussolini was plain ridiculous (not because of Sarandon, but because of the impotent script), while she had to be the central character of this alleged familial drama. Watch it only if you enjoy Venezuelan soap opera.


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