Mussolini and I

Fills two 2 hour movie blocks. The story of the dramatic events that set Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini against his family in the years between 1943 and the end of the war.


Although he was strenuously supported by his wife and by his young mistress, Claretta, the Duce grew estranged from his favorite daughter, Edda when her husband, Count Galeazzo Ciano, conspired to secure his father-in-law's downfall and arrest. Freed by German commandos and appointed by Hitler to be the head of a new fascist regime in German occupied northern Italy, Mussolini had Ciano imprisoned and executed for treason, before being shot himself by Italian resistance fighters in the spring of 1945.

Additional Info

  • Genre: Drama/Mini Series
  • Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Susan Sarandon
  • Director: Alberto Negrin
  • Year: 1985
  • Duration: 240 Minutes