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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 ... Francesco Maria Barracu
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 ... Guido Leto
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Jack Donati
Massimo Sarchielli ... Alessandro Pavolini
Bill Vanders Bill Vanders ... Hans Fallmeyer (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!


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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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Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (partly)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Thrilling film
26 July 1999 | by I.KSee all my reviews

The movie tells the story of "Il Duce´s" or Benito Mussolini´s last days. Abandoned by his black shirts and supporters, Mussolini is haunted by the Partisans, Allies, and even the Germans (who want bring him to Germany) Due to the great performance of Rod Steiger (Mussolini) and interesting plot + good music this is the best Italian movie I have seen.


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