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Release Date:
8 September 1985 (USA) See more »
Detested by his people. Defied by his family. Destined to failure.
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 Directed by
Alberto Negrin (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Nicola Badalucco (unknown episodes)
Alberto Negrin (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Alan David .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Mario Gallo .... producer (unknown episodes)
Giovanna Genoese .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Enzo Giulioli .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Egisto Macchi (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Armando Nannuzzi (unknown episodes)
Daniele Nannuzzi (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Roberto Perpignani (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Rita Forzano (unknown episodes)
Alixe Gordin (unknown episodes)
Maude Spector (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Mario Garbuglia (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Carlo Gervasi (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Maurizio Millenotti (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Vincenzo Cardella .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Maria Vittoria Cascioli .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Ferdinando Merolla .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Luigi Rocchetti .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Manlio Rocchetti .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Alvaro Rossi .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Gino Zamprioli .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Annabella Andreoli .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Adriano Di Lorenzo .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Bruno Ricci .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ilaria Freccia .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Lorenzo Molossi .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Luciano Sacripanti .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Luciano Anzellotti .... sound effects (unknown episodes)
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Franco Borni .... sound engineer (unknown episodes)
Gianni D'Amico .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Eddy Joseph .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Gene Luotto .... post-synchronisation: English version (unknown episodes)
Danilo Moroni .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Gino Vagniluca .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Sandro Borni .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Silvia Giulietti .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Sergio Melaranci .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Claudio Nannuzzi .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Kika Ungaro .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Enrico Serafini .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Alessandro Baragli .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Enrico Sciarra .... conductor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Giordano Bruno Guerri .... historical consultant (unknown episodes)
Steven Luotto .... dialogue coach (unknown episodes)
Marco Mattei .... cashier (unknown episodes)
Marion Mertes .... continuity (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mussolini" - USA (informal alternative title)
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120 min | 240 min (DVD version) | Argentina:130 min | 120 min (cut) | USA:240 min (in two episodes) (original HBO telecast)
Aspect Ratio:
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Factual errors: 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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Is this how it was?, 21 November 2013
Author: Andre Raymond from Canada

The shame of this production is that it treats one of history's most successful mass murderers with downright affection. It comes across as a black shirt recruitment film.

I have no problem with biographies that treat historical figures as complex human beings. In fact I think it is important to treat history with respect. I do think we need to be shown the complete story, however. Mussolini and I never shows us the brutality of the fascist regime. We are not really shown the torture chambers, the concentration camps or the complete collaboration the Italians gave the Germans in putting together their FINAL SOLUTION.

The series builds empathy for the mussolini clan. Hoskins delivers a portrayal of Benito ("Benny") as a man of conscience and morality. The other poles of sympathy are Hopkins as the spineless administrator who helped keep Mussolini in power for 22 god awful years.

If this were a series made today about Saddam Hussein viewers and reviewers would be in an uproar. The producers would be crucified for their fascist leanings.

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