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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 »
Awards:
41 wins & 29 nominations See more »
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Marco Bellocchio's Dark View of Mussolini's Private Life 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:
Valeria Golino, Ambra Angiolini and Nicole Grimaudo auditioned for the role of Ida.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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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Marco Bellocchio's Dark View of Mussolini's Private Life, 16 May 2010
Author: gradyharp from United States

Marco Bellocchio directed and wrote (with Daniela Ceselli) this very dark version of the private life of Benito Mussolini, a portion of his life that centered on his mistress and the mother of his son, one Ida Dalser. Though the film never really reveals whether Ida Dasler and Mussolini were married (Mussolini already had a wife and child when he me the devastatingly beautiful and erotic Ida) but that simply doesn't seem to matter while watching this artistic triumph of a film. What the director does manage to portray is the life and times of Italy before, during, and after WW I, a time during which Mussolini began his influence as a socialist and ultimately founded Italian Fascism, becoming the Fascist dictator of Italy. The many permutations of the concepts of monarchism and socialism and eventually Fascism are delineated by the film, if at times as shadowy in their explanation as is the director's love of dark in lighting the screen during almost all of the action. Bellocchio uses black and white film clips throughout his film giving it a somewhat documentary flair, but the performances by the actors make this film very much a visceral drama and not a dry rehash of history.

Filippo Timi gives a gripping performance as both Mussolini the ardent and handsome lover and politician whose life is always controlled by the term 'Vincere' ('Win'). Aptly, when the bulky monster Mussolini rises out of the socialism into fascism and the war the part of Mussolini is 'played' by the film clips of the real person. But as the film draws toward the end of his life, Timi once again enters the film in the role of his son Benito Albino Mussolini, a lad stricken with insanity and confined to a sanitarium. As Mussolini's mistress (aka 'wife' by her accounts) Ida Dalser, Giovanna Mezzogiorno offers one of the strongest cinematic portrayals of an important woman of history. She is simply riveting - erotic when the romance begins, faithful even when she discovers Mussolini has a wife, and uncontrollably fierce as she is confined by the government (with Mussolini's approval) to an insane asylum. This is one of those performances that will live in memory long after this film is seen and hopefully will garner awards when the Oscar season comes round.

In all this is a beautifully wrought, intelligent, beautifully acted, occasionally confusing melodrama that sheds light on the man Mussolini, his rise to power, and the women who came under his influence. Recommended.

Grady Harp

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