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Vincere (2009)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 20 May 2009 (Italy)
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The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.

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Benito Mussolini / Benito Albino adulto
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Riccardo Paicher
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Pietro Fedele
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Dottor Cappelletti
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Giulio Bernardi
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Adelina Dalser
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Suora Misericordiosa
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Silvia Ferretti ...
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The story of Ida Dalser, who fell in love with the future Italian Fascist leader, Benito Mussolini, supported him while he was unemployed in the early 1910s, and married him, presumably around 1914. She bore Mussolini a son, Benito Albino, before the outbreak of World War I. The two lost touch during the war years and, upon discovering him again in a hospital during the war, she also discovered Rachele Guidi, who had married Mussolini in 1915, and a daughter born in 1910 when Guidi and Mussolini were living together. Historically, following his political ascendancy, Mussolini suppressed the information about his first marriage and he (through the Fascist party) persecuted both his first wife and oldest son and committed them forcibly to asylums.

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€9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,096 (USA) (19 March 2010)

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$615,278 (USA) (11 June 2010)
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers Du Cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2009 (#02). See more »

Quotes

Benito Mussolini: With the guts of the last pope, we'll strangle the last king!
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Inno di Garibaldi (Va' fuori d'Italia, va' fuori stranier)
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Once Again, the Catholic church screws Up
17 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If the film-writer wanted to emphasize WHY the young Mussolini hated the church, he did a great job. The church's role in backing the power-mad dictator is demonstrated again and again. The movie shows his wife as clear-minded, yet her actions even after the priest has cautioned her on how to 'act' and appear to submit, indicate a crazed woman who can't believe that her actions are hopeless in the light of the corrupt country that Italy has become. there are many parallels to the United States here, as our country becomes increasingly an oligarchy, ruled by corporations with few in Congress not bought by their bribes.

Makes you wonder if speaking out does any good in such a hypocritical, ignorant time in which the T-Partiers, not realizing they embody the rants of Mussolini, speak to the low-esteem, the animalistic urges of the masses. This was a fantastic movie and I was amazed that there were so few in the audience, though not amazed that it appeared at our art movie houses here in Boston (the West Newton's adjunct, the Arlington's Capitol).


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