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Nero's Mistress (1956)

Mio figlio Nerone (original title)
Nero is on holiday at the seaside. Poppea, Seneca and many other guests are with him. Nero is preparing a great show where he will be the star. When Agrippina, his mother, arrives with her ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Sordi ... Nero
Vittorio De Sica ... Seneca
Gloria Swanson ... Agrippina
Brigitte Bardot ... Poppea
Ciccio Barbi Ciccio Barbi ... Ancieto
Memmo Carotenuto Memmo Carotenuto ... Creperio
Mino Doro Mino Doro ... Corbulone
Enzo Furlai Enzo Furlai ... Segimanio
Agnese Dubbini Agnese Dubbini ... Ugolilla (as Agnese Dubini)
Irene Gay Irene Gay
Giorgia Moll ... Lidia
Amalia Pellegrini Amalia Pellegrini ... Accerinia
Arturo Bragaglia Arturo Bragaglia
Giulio Calì Giulio Calì
Anna Maria Del Prà Anna Maria Del Prà
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Nero is on holiday at the seaside. Poppea, Seneca and many other guests are with him. Nero is preparing a great show where he will be the star. When Agrippina, his mother, arrives with her German praetorians and decides Nero has to conquer Britain, she is asking for trouble. Many attempts of murder and poisoning will happen on the eve of his great show. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

November 1962 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa #22462 delivered on August 27th 1956. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Nero: Mother... is always Mother!
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A factual comedy with the following story line: Mamma will always be Mamma! Even if she is Nero's Mamma.
27 June 2010 | by UberhamsterSee all my reviews

Nero's Big Weekend / Mero's Mistress / Mio Figlio Nerone

Nero is normally used as a bad guy opposite a (comic) hero, but here he is himself at the centre of the story. Tension rises when his mother Agrippina visits him in his seaside villa and tries to coerce him into tending to state affairs. She has to rival with Seneca and Poppea who try to manipulate him in the opposite direction. The latter two try to have her murdered but she seems to be immortal. Meanwhile, Nero has taken to singing. An international cast in a unique comedy. I do not mean that it is an all-time masterpiece. Rather, it is a strangely factual comedy. The attempts at Agrippina's life are all taken literally from the writings of Suetonius. All they did was make it all happen in one weekend. Somehow, you get the feeling this is almost exactly what history was like.

The movie was dubbed in several languages. The German dub or the UK version are unavailable. The US version puts more emphasis on Poppea than on Agrippina, but what is worse, it is missing the final punchline - shame! Try the French or the Italian version, which are anyway the only ones available on DVD (as of 2010). English subtitles have appeared on the internet.


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