Award-winning actor Antonio Banderas stars in this gripping tale of the deadly rise of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Rising quickly from within the ranks of the socialist party, Mussolini became local chief of the Italian Socialist Party at a young age, where he developed his instinct for power and his talent for intrigue as he played off various sections of the left against each other. His dangerous rise to power ultimately played out against the backdrop of World War I, and gave rise to a new and frightening government - Fascism. While the pacifists in the party pressed for neutrality, Mussolini turned his back on his ideal and allowed himself to be bought by the conservative government. The former anti-war campaigner-turned-opportunist revoked his opposition to the war and suddenly found himself on his own - and at the brink of collapse....

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Benito: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini (2006)

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Award-winning actor Antonio Banderas stars in this gripping tale of the deadly rise of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Rising quickly from within the ranks of the socialist party, Mussolini became local chief of the Italian Socialist Party at a young age, where he developed his instinct for power and his talent for intrigue as he played off various sections of the left against each other. His dangerous rise to power ultimately played out against the backdrop of World War I, and gave rise to a new and frightening government - Fascism. While the pacifists in the party pressed for neutrality, Mussolini turned his back on his ideal and allowed himself to be bought by the conservative government. The former anti-war campaigner-turned-opportunist revoked his opposition to the war and suddenly found himself on his own - and at the brink of collapse....

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Cast
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Antonio Banderas

Benito Mussolini
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Toni Bertorelli

Primo
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Valentina Lainati

Giulia Ferrari
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Ivano Marescotti

Giacinto Serrati
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Franco Mescolini

Ferrari
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Anna Geislerová

Eleonora
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Raffaella Azim

Margherita Sarfatti
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Flavio Bonacci

Giuliani
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Vitezslav Bouchner

Steelworks Foreman
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Franco Castellano

Rocca
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Hana Davidona

Anna Kulicioff
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Alice Dvorakova

1st Woman Patron
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Ladislav Gerendás

Ciccotti
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Andrea Giordana

Naldi
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Lidije Glavanakova

Renzi's Wife
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Jaroslav Heyduk

Lawyer
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Karel Hlusicka

Ambassador
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Jan Hrusínský

Vautrot
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Karel Hábl

Police Officer
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Robert Jaskow

Cesare
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Ivan Jirík

Libero
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Hugo Kaminský

Don Dallabrida
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Jindrich Khin

Gasparotto
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Jan Klar

Fencing Instructor
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Viktorie Knotková

2nd Woman Patron
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Eduard Kolar

Leonida Bissolati
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Claudia Koll

Rachele
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Magdalena Kopicova

Rachele (10 years old)
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Václav Kotva

Old Priest
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Dan Krames

Duilio
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Renata Kubisova

Damerini's Wife
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Rudolf Kutilek

Vogler
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Jan Laibl

Tagliatela
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Susanne Lothar

Angelika Balabanoff
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Steva Marsálek

Bussi
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Eva Matalová

Annina
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Jiri Meigl

City Councilor
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Milos Mejzlik

Damerini
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Pino Micol

Claudio Treves
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Jirí Nemecek

Judge
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Jan Novotný

Mazzoni
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Jirí Ornest

Barrister Sarfatti
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Zdenek Pechácek

Eleonora's 1st Escort
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Memè Perlini

Renzi
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Jaroslava Pokorná

Rosa Maltoni
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Klára Pollertová

Carmen
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Petr Pospíchal

Lazzari
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Jan Preucil

Corporal
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René Pribil

Gaudenzi
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Radan Rusev

Bacci
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Pavel Rímský

Bertoni
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Jiri Schmiedt

Marinetti
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Jan Sedlisky

Alessandro
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Milan Stehlík

Magni
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Karel Suchy

Bergonzi
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Petr Svárovský

Valmaggi
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Josef Vajnar

Eleonora's 2nd Escort
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Jan Vala

Bonavita
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Vlastimila Vlková

Renzi's Mother
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Karel Vyborny

Filippo Turati
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Gabriela Wilhelmová

Sirotina
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Vlastimil Zavrel

Prisoner
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Luca Zingaretti

Pietro Nenni
Crew
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Gianluigi Calderone

Director
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Vincenzo Cerami

Writer
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Mimmo Rafele

Writer
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Benito: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini

(DVD)

8/15/2006

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