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Vincere -- The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.
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Marco Bellocchio (story)
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Release Date:
20 May 2009 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino. | Full synopsis »
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41 wins & 29 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A decent entry into Palme d'Or selection, but it is by no means stunning. See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... Ida Dalser

Filippo Timi ... Benito Mussolini / Benito Albino adulto

Fausto Russo Alesi ... Riccardo Paicher
Michela Cescon ... Rachele Mussolini
Pier Giorgio Bellocchio ... Pietro Fedele

Corrado Invernizzi ... Dottor Cappelletti
Paolo Pierobon ... Giulio Bernardi
Bruno Cariello ... Giudice
Francesca Picozza ... Adelina Dalser
Simona Nobili ... Madre Superiora
Vanessa Scalera ... Suora Misericordiosa
Giovanna Mori ... Tedesca
Patrizia Bettini ... Cantante
Silvia Ferretti ... Scarpette rosse
Corinne Castelli ... Lacrime
Giovanni Vettorazzo ... Poliziotto di guardia
Giorgio Santomaso ... Secondo poliziotto di guardia
Fabrizio Costella ... Il piccolo Benito Albino
Anna Bianchi ... Suora San Clemente
Alberto Cracco ... Questore Montanari
Marco Spiga ... Commissario
Alberto Bellocchio ... Presidente assemblea
Letizia Bellocchio ... Suora Pergine
Maria Luisa Bellocchio ... Suora Pergine
Rossana Mortara ... Suora Moncalieri
Gianni Schicchi ... Garibaldino
Giuseppe Marchese ... Prete
Mario Patanè ... Re
Aurora Peres ... Infermiera Pergine
Gilda Postiglione Turco ... Seconda suora Moncalieri (as Gilda Postiglione)
Elena Presti ... Futurista
Cesare Scova ... Direttore Pergine
Rodolfo Tabasso ... Dottore Pergine

Matteo Mussoni ... Giovane medico Pergine
Paolo Paolini ... Medico questura giovane
Michele Chiadò ... Medico questura anziano
Tito Tomassini ... Claudio
Laura Saito ... Edda
Carlo Crivelli ... Fisarmonicista
Luca Brancaleon ... Musicista
Enrico Ciprì ... Pianista laguna Venezia
Antonino Riolo ... Pianista cinema Milano
Alberto Magagni ... Musicista
Giampiero Montalti ... Violinista
Fulvio Oberto ... Tenore
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Federico Bava ... Fedelissimo di Mussolini
Paola Crova ... A crazy woman in prison

Jackie Coogan ... The Kid in 'The Kid' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Benito Mussolini ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Marco Bellocchio 
 
Writing credits
Marco Bellocchio (story)

Marco Bellocchio (screenplay) &
Daniela Ceselli (screenplay)

Produced by
Christian Baute .... associate producer
Mario Gianani .... producer
Hengameh Panahi .... associate producer
Olivia Sleiter .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Carlo Crivelli 
 
Cinematography by
Daniele Ciprì 
 
Film Editing by
Francesca Calvelli 
 
Casting by
Stefania De Santis 
 
Production Design by
Marco Dentici 
 
Art Direction by
Briseide Siciliano 
 
Set Decoration by
Laura Casalini 
 
Costume Design by
Sergio Ballo 
 
Makeup Department
Francesca Buffarello .... makeup artist
Franco Corridoni .... key makeup artist
Patrizia Corridoni .... hair stylist
Alberta Giuliani .... key hair stylist
Francesco Nardi .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pier Giorgio Bellocchio .... unit manager
Lilia Cioccarelli .... production manager
Daniele Esposito .... unit manager
Danilo Goglio .... unit manager
Irma Misantoni .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paolo Bartoli .... second assistant director
Federica Cinquepalmi .... third assistant director
Edoardo Petti .... second assistant director
Francesca Polic Greco .... first assistant director
Stefano Prando .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Marco Ruggieri .... digital artist
Annalisa Andriani .... art department assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gianluca Basili .... sound effects editor
Sergio Basili .... foley artist
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Gaetano Carito .... sound
Emanuela Di Giunta .... sound editor
Pierpaolo Merafino .... boom operator
Brando Mosca .... additional sound mixer
Antonio Tirinelli .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Massimiliano Bianchi .... special effects technician
Pasquale Catalano .... key special effects technician
Massimo Ciaraglia .... special effects technician
Paolo Galiano .... weapons
Andrea Luciani .... special effects technician
Fabio Traversari .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Amedeo Califano .... compositor
Stefano Camberini .... digital restoration artist
Massimo Cipollina .... visual effects
Christian Gazzi .... digital color grading
Marco Geracitano .... digital compositor: Visualogie
Fabio Luongo .... senior compositor: Visualogie
Stefano Marinoni .... visual effects supervisor
Federica Nisi .... visual effects coordinator
Paola Trisoglio .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
David Ambrosi .... stunt coordinator
Mauro Aversano .... stunts
Massimiliano Catasta .... stunts
Alberto Di Candia .... stunts
Riccardo Mioni .... stunts
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunts
Alessandro Novelli .... stunts
Marco Pancrazi .... stunts
Catia Pasqualoni .... stunts
Gabriele Ragusa .... stunt performer
Tito Tomassini .... sword master
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicola Benazzo .... first assistant camera "b" camera
Matteo Carlesimo .... camera operator/steadicam operator
Pietro Cusimano .... second assistant camera
Stefano Fenocchi .... assistant camera
Alessio Federico Fugolo .... grip
Marcostavros Maggi .... first assistant camera
Fabrizio Mastrizzi .... video assist
Gianfranco Mura .... still photographer
Daniele Musso .... still photographer
Giacomo Zampieri .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Stefania De Santis .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ilaria Magini .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Claudio Misantoni .... first assistant editor
Irma Misantoni .... post-production coordinator
 
Other crew
Pietro Allazetta .... production assistant
Francesco Beltrame .... location manager: Torino
Fabrizio Cerato .... location scout
Giuliana Claudione .... cashier
Lucille Cristaldi .... script supervisor
Deborah De Furia .... story editor
Stefania De Santis .... acting coach
Diana Dell'Erba .... body double: Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Franco Guglielmino .... production assistant
Alessandro Luzi .... cashier
Daniele Manca .... production assistant
Fabio Mastrogiacomo .... runner
Mauro Monachini .... financial consultant
Daniele Morini .... production secretary
Livia Pastorelli .... accountant
Rosanna Patrizi .... production accountant
Salvatore Ricciardi .... conform supervisor
Giorgio Santomaso .... location manager
Adriana Noviello .... archive footage scanning: Cineteca di Bologna (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
128 min | France:118 min (cut) | Luxembourg:118 min (cut) | Belgium:118 min (cut) | USA:121 min (cut)
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Trivia:
It was one of the five Italian films pre-selected as the Best Foreign Film submission for the 82nd Academy Awards, along with Baarìa (2009), Fortapàsc (2009), The Big Dream (2009) and We Can Do That (2008).See more »
Movie Connections:
Features The Warrior (1917)See more »
Soundtrack:
Inno di Garibaldi (Va' fuori d'Italia, va' fuori stranier)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A decent entry into Palme d'Or selection, but it is by no means stunning., 11 July 2010
Author: Eternality from Singapore

In competition for 2009's Palme d'Or, Vincere is a new film by Marco Bellocchio. It is set in the early 20th century in Italy, during a dangerous time of oppression and political revolution, which cumulated in the evil that was Fascism. The story is not about the horrors of Fascism per se or how it rose to become an ideology matched in its ghastliness only by Nazism, but of its dictator Benito Mussolini and his private life.

Vincere tells the true story of Mussolini (Filippo Timi) and Ida Dalser (Giovana Mezzogiorno), his secret lover whom he had a passionate but somewhat sordid affair with. In the film, Dalser gives birth to a son who is taken away from her. She is also sent to a mental institution for claiming that she is the "rightful wife" of Mussolini; the latter is married and denies the affair with Dalser.

Much of Vincere revolves around Dalser, whom is portrayed as a sympathetic figure, a person who loved and trusted Mussolini with all her heart, but ended up suffering the ignominy of being a "prisoner of a vile dictator". Mezzogiorno's performance is noteworthy. She switches effortlessly from a seductive woman who oozes sexual allure (she appears completely nude in a number of shots) to a frustrated person devoid of the freedom to pursue personal justice.

Timi also plays Mussolini with a fierce affection. But he fizzles out in the second half of the picture after Bellocchio rightly gives more screen time to Mezzogiorno. Even though the core of Vincere rests upon the relationship (or lack of) between Mussolini and Dalser, the political themes of the film remain in the consciousness of the viewer throughout.

Bellocchio inserts old black-and-white footages of history into the film, drawing our attention to the fervent and violent political and nationalistic attitudes of that era. The shouts of "Italia! Italia!" and the real Mussolini giving a powerful speech about war are, at the very least, disquieting. Matched with a loud, rousing score with lots of brass and choir, the film is quite strong in creating a mood of paranoia.

Vincere somewhat ends too quickly. Even for a film that is slightly longer than two hours, it seems like more exposition is warranted and would have been greeted more positively than not. Thus, the film feels incomplete but it is still a well-made film with its cinematography, in particular, an aspect to appreciate.

It may seem ironic but in Vincere's most emotional sequence, Bellocchio uses clips from Chaplin's The Kid (1921). In The Kid, Chaplin's character is devastated when his young son is taken away from him by the state. Dalser, who watches the film in an open-air screening, draws strength from it in the hope that she will one day see her son again.

Bellocchio's Vincere is a decent entry into the Palme d'Or selection, but it is by no means a stunning piece of cinema. The private story of Mussolini (or rather Dalser's) is compelling enough to last the two hours, though it would have been better received with a more complete approach.

SCORE: 7.5/10 (www.filmnomenon.blogspot.com) All rights reserved!

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