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The Last 4 Days (1974)

Mussolini ultimo atto (original title)
In 1945, the dictator of fascist Italy and Hitler's close ally Benito Mussolini faces defeat. In a desperate attempt to avoid capture, he tries to flee the country with his lover Claretta Petacci, but Italian partisans are on their tail.

Director:

Carlo Lizzani

Writers:

Fabio Pittorru (idea and historical research), Fabio Pittorru (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Steiger ... Benito Mussolini
Franco Nero ... Walter Audisio 'Valerio'
Lisa Gastoni ... Claretta Petacci
Lino Capolicchio ... Pierluigi Bellini delle Stelle 'Pedro'
Giuseppe Addobbati ... Raffaele Cadorna
Andrea Aureli
Bruno Corazzari ... Lt. Fritz Birzer
Rodolfo Dal Pra Rodolfo Dal Pra ... Rodolfo Graziani (as Rodolfo Dal Pra')
Francesco Di Federico Francesco Di Federico
Manfred Freyberger Manfred Freyberger ... Otto Kisnat
Marco Guglielmi
Umberto Raho ... Secret Agent of Fascist Service
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Jack Donati
Massimo Sarchielli
Bill Vanders Bill Vanders ... (as Bill Wanders)
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In 1945, the dictator of fascist Italy and Hitler's close ally Benito Mussolini faces defeat. In a desperate attempt to avoid capture, he tries to flee the country with his lover Claretta Petacci, but Italian partisans are on their tail.

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The true story of the greatest manhunt of the century!


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last 4 Days See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aquila Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (partly)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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excellent portrait of the real Mussolini
9 July 2006 | by vernettoSee all my reviews

This is a great movie showing what a histrionic character and opportunist Mussolini was, double crossing until the end between the Italians, the Germans and the British, worried only about himself and not caring about the devastation he brought in his country and trying to escape to Switzerland where to live a comfortable life. Well depicted also his emotional life with her lover Petacci - which probably he exploited to the end for her devotion and total love. I was sorry that the story of the documents he was carrying with him, with all the letters exchanged with Churchill - and that would compromise Churchill if brought to the public - was totally ignored - probably too delicate a topic to be dealt with in this kind of commercial movies.


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