Vincere [videorecording] / Celluloid Dreams ; 01 Distribution ; Offside e RAI Cinema presentano ; una coproduzione Italo Francese, Rai Cinema, Offside, Celluloid Dreams ; iniziativa realizzata con il contributo e il patrocinio della Direzione Generale per il Cinema, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali ; con il sostegno de Erimages ; in collaborazione con l'Istituto Luce, Sofica Soficinema 4 ; produttore esecutivo, Olivia Sleiter ; soggetto, Marco Bellocchio ; sceneggiatura, Marco Bellocchio e Daniela Ceselli ; prodotto da Mario Gianani ; un film di Marco Bellocchio.

[Rome] : RAI Cinema ; New York : IFC Films : Distributed by MPI Media Group, c2010.
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945 -- Family -- Drama.
Dalser, Ida, 1880-1937 -- Drama.
Sex addiction -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Abandoned wives -- Drama.
Abandoned children -- Drama.
Mental illness -- Drama.
Motion pictures, Italian.
Italy -- History -- 1922-1945 -- Drama.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, Italian.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
In Italian with optional subtitles in English, English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or Spanish.
System Details:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
This strange and powerful blend of historical fact and dreamlike imagination captures both the charisma and the murderous madness of the young Benito Mussolini. In the years before World War I, in the northern city of Trent, he and Ida Dalser, daughter of a minor aristocrat, carried on a passionate affair. He's a charismatic anticlerical socialist, interventionist, and journalist who dreams of glory. She's a bourgeois who sells all her possessions to fund his newspaper. They married in secret, she bore him a son, and when he returned from World War I with another wife, she became an inconvenient woman. She would neither go away nor be quiet, so Mussolini had her sequestered in mental asylums where she lived out her days, she protested her imprisonment until the end, as Il Duce scrubbed from his life and from history. The film offers a devastating parallel between the rise of fascism and the bullying manner of Mussolini's personal relationships. Bend one inconvenient woman to his will and rewrite the truth, or bend a whole nation to one's will and rewrite history: The only difference is that of scale.
Night together
The violin
Another woman
At the theater
"You thief"
Protecting her son
Small wedding
The crazies
Taking the child
Son's note
Play along
A few questions
"My real name"
Beg and plead
Grown up
A little help
Common grave
End credits.
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michela Cescon, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Corrado Invernizzi, Paolo Pierobon.
Fotografia, Daniele Ciprì; montaggio [editing], Francesca Calvelli; musiche originali, Carlo Crivelli ; scenografia, Marco Dentici ; costumi, Sergio Ballo.
Special features: Trailer (2 min.); Previews (9 min.).
Originally produced as an Italian/French motion picture in 2009.
Bellocchio, Marco, 1939- , Screenwriter, Author, Director
Sleiter, Olivia. , Producer
Gianani, Mario. , Producer
Ceselli, Daniela. , Screenwriter
Mezzogiorno, Giovanna, 1974- , Actor
Timi, Filippo, 1974- , Actor
Alesi, Fausto Russo. , Actor
Cescon, Michela. , Actor
Bellocchio, Pier Giorgio. , Actor
Invernizzi, Corrado. , Actor
Pierobon, Paolo. , Actor
Celluloid Dreams (Firm). , Producer
01 Distribution. , Producer
Offside (Firm) , Producer
RAI Cinema (Firm) , Producer
Italy. Direzione generale per il cinema. , Producer
Italy. Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali. , Producer
Eurimages (Organization). , Producer
Istituto Luce (Italy). , Producer
Sofica Soficinema (Firm) , Producer
IFC Films. , Producer
MPI Media Group. , Distributor
Publisher Number:
IFC532 IFC Films
IFC9532 IFC Films
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