Mussolini and I

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Mussolini and I
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DVD cover of Mussolini and I
Genre Docudrama
Directed by Alberto Negrin
Produced by Mario Gallo
Enzo Guilioli
Written by Alberto Negrin
Nicola Badalucco
Starring Susan Sarandon
Anthony Hopkins
Bob Hoskins
Music by Egisto Macchi
Editing by Roberto Perpignani
Egisto Macchi
Country United States
Language English
Original channel HBO
Original airing September 1985
Running time 240 mins.

Mussolini and I is a 4 hour docu-drama that was made for television. It originally aired on HBO in September 1985. It is about Italy's fascist regime leader Benito Mussolini. Most of the film is based on the diaries of Galeazzo Ciano. It was directed by Alberto Negrin.

All filming was done in Italy; including northern Italy's Gargnano, Merano, Bolzano, Verona, and in central Italy, Rome and L'Aquila. Filming was also done at the well known Villa Torlonia and Palazzo Venezia. It was released on a 2 disc DVD in August 2003. It is divided into 4 segments for a total of 240 minutes and was released by Koch Entertainment.


The film starts just before World War II and shows the political and personal side of Benito Mussolini aka Il Duce's fall from power until his death and the end of the war. It delves into Il Duce's relationship with his son in-law, daughter, wife, mistress, and admiration of Hitler.


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