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The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini's secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigour but blind to the fascist dictator's many flaws. A historical drama with the passion, lyricism and tragedy of a classical Italian opera. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

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Directed by

Marco Bellocchio

Written by

Marco Bellocchio (Writer)

Runtime

128 minutes

Country

Italy

Language

Italian

Tagline

The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.

Cast

Keywords

biography

Lists

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