The story of a young Benito Mussolini. It is the drama of a man whose lust for power unleashed a reign of terror - the chilling account of how an ambitious young schoolteacher became the ruthless dictator of Italy.
Vincenzo, Gianni, Nicola and Pino are four friends who for years have been seeing every Monday to play poker. But this time Nicola is in crisis with his wife. The evening is ruined, but Pino has an idea. Why not invite a "ring"?
7 episodes which tell about Italy during the nineties. Two newly elected MPs from different parties have an affair, two newly weds' temptations during their first night on their honeymoon, ... See full summary »
A happily married 24-year-old woman who experiences an inexplicable, rather restless craving to finally live her life intensely, retells her extra-marital escapades to her husband intending to spice up their marriage.
Ana is an equestrian sharpshooter for a one ring circus in Madrid for a week. Marcos is a reporter doing a Sunday supplement piece. He interviews her and she invites him to dinner with the ... See full summary »
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.
The story starts at the point in Benito Mussolini's life when, at the age of nineteen, he gave up being a schoolmaster, left his home town of Forli and, as a guest worker on a building-site in Lausanne, Switzerland, underwent his own personal experience of the darker sides of the capitalist system. The speed with which the rhetorically gifted demagogue manages to assemble whole crowds of friends and followers around him - including above all his "protectress", the enigmatic Russian woman Angelika - is reflected in the speed at which he succeeds in attracting enemies from church and state. His love for the beautiful Eleonora, the daughter of a middle-class family, studying medicine at the University of Geneva - a city where Mussolini himself has been carrying stone around as an unskilled worker - even convinces him to take up studying. When a fatal accident occurs on the building-site - a worker plunges to his death from a badly-secured section of scaffolding - the young student ...Written by
This very good italian TV fiction has been showed just once in the italian network (RAI) in 1993 end no more forward. In 1993 Banderas was a good but not yet very famous actor, and so was the screenplayer Vincenzo Cerami ("La Vita è Bella", "Pinocchio"). The movie tells about the Benito Mussolini's life before the Fascism, when he was socialist and the director of the newspaper "Avanti!".
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