• 2009
  • Italy / France
  • 2h 5min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Marco Bellocchio
  • Written by: Marco Bellocchio, Daniela Ceselli
  • Cast: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michela Cescon, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Corrado Invernizzi
  • Language: Italian

With this postmodern collage, featuring Futurist-style flourishes and fictional re-enactments, Bellocchio focuses on Mussolini as a young man, re-writing the unwritten secret of the dictator's past - early on, he had a wife and son, both excluded from historical record.

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14 May 20104 stars

(15) 128min Veteran Italian writer-director Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket, Good Morning, Good Night) returns with this thunderous melodrama, which powerfully fuses form and content to relate the tragic story of Benito Mussolini’s secret first…

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