-Mio figlio Nerone-
|Produced by||Franco Cristaldi|
|Written by||Stefano Vanzina, Alberto Sordi, Rodolfo Sonego, Sandro Continenza|
Vittorio De Sica
|Music by||Angelo Francesco Lavagnino|
|Edited by||Mario Serandrei|
|Box office||571,983 admissions (France)|
Mio figlio Nerone (literally: My Son Nero), released in the US as Nero's Mistress is a 1956 Italian historical comedy film directed by Steno and starring Alberto Sordi, Vittorio De Sica, Gloria Swanson and Brigitte Bardot. It depicts a visit by the Roman Emperor Nero and his entourage to a coastal villa.
The young emperor Nero proves himself spoiled, childish and unable to cope with the government of Rome. The domineering mother Agrippina and the wise philosopher Seneca try to make change the personality of the emperor, but nothing can makes Nero is a wise and honorable regent. Agrippina then take advantage of a poetic and theatrical failure of Nero to kill him and take over the government of Rome. Seneca initially supported the woman, but then a double game and Nero warns about the conspiracy. Agrippina, smart, lays the blame on the Christians and of Seneca, who could be sentenced to death. However Nero easily deceived again and proved magnanimous, forgiving all.
The trouble starts at court for the umpteenth time when Nero finds out that Seneca had lied about the "poetic art" of the emperor, saying to the people that Nero sings and performs worse than a stupid monkey ...
- Alberto Sordi - Nero
- Vittorio De Sica - Seneca
- Gloria Swanson - Agrippina
- Brigitte Bardot - Poppaea
- Ciccio Barbi - Anicetus
- Mario Carotenuto - Creperius
- Mino Doro - Corbulo
- Enzo Furlai - Segimerus
- Agnese Dubbini - Ugolilla
- Georgia Moll - Lydia
- Box office information at Box Office Story
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