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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Filippo Timi
Fausto Russo Alesi
Michela Cescon
Directors
Marco Bellocchio
Screenwriters
Running Time
125 minutes

Vincere
Pass Il Duce on the left-hand side


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Vincere

Plot
Italy, 1907. Beauty shop worker Ida Dalser (Mezzogiorno) falls for union activist Benito Mussolini (Timi). The couple marry but, as Mussolini switches his political tack from socialism to fascism, Ida learns that her husband has re-married and started a campaign to deny her very existence.


Verdict
An occasionally exhilarating retelling of a fascinating, little-known story. And how Mezzogiorno missed awards consideration is a mystery.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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