Benito

Overview

Antonio Banderas steps into the shoes of Italian Fascist dictator and prime minister Benito Mussolini in director Gian Luigi Calderone's epic biopic. From his stratospheric rise through the ranks of the socialist party to his youthful turn as the local chief of the Italian Socialist Party and his keen ability to turned leftist factions against one and other, Mussolini's treacherous rise to power is documented in vivid and illuminating detail. A one-time anti-war campaigner whose opportunistic nature led him to ...
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Overview

Antonio Banderas steps into the shoes of Italian Fascist dictator and prime minister Benito Mussolini in director Gian Luigi Calderone's epic biopic. From his stratospheric rise through the ranks of the socialist party to his youthful turn as the local chief of the Italian Socialist Party and his keen ability to turned leftist factions against one and other, Mussolini's treacherous rise to power is documented in vivid and illuminating detail. A one-time anti-war campaigner whose opportunistic nature led him to become one of history's most notorious tyrants, Mussolini would ultimately find himself on the brink of collapse as he turned his back on the pacifists who pressed for neutrality and sold his soul to the unflinchingly conservative government.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Full screen presentation; Italian 2.0 Dolby Digital; Optional English subtitles; English 2.0 Dolby Digital
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/15/2006
  • UPC: 012236197751
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Full Frame
  • Time: 5:07:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,365

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Antonio Banderas Benito Mussolini
Claudia Koll Rachele
Meme Perlini
Susanne Lothar
Toni Bertorelli
Valentina Lainati
Ivano Marescotti
Franco Mescolini
Anna Geislerov√°
Technical Credits
Gian Luigi Calderone Director
Bruno Amalfitano Set Decoration/Design
Mariolina Bono Costumes/Costume Designer
Fiorella Giovanelli Editor
Peter Lencses Production Manager
Tomas Moravec Production Designer
Nicola Piovani Score Composer
Mimmo Rafele Screenwriter
Lidia Ravera Screenwriter
Jaromir Sofr Cinematographer
Enzo Tarquini Executive Producer
Miro Vostiar Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Benito: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini, Disc 1
1. New Teacher [9:43]
2. Words of Wisdom [5:30]
3. A Working Man [12:53]
4. Socialist Society [17:18]
5. Future in Geneva [8:06]
6. Registering [6:01]
7. Russian Friends [8:06]
8. Translation Work [5:22]
9. Strikes and Strife [12:36]
10. Work in Trento [11:21]
11. Returning Home [6:28]
12. Secretary of the Party [2:48]
13. Red vs. Yellow [7:48]
14. Conference in Milan [10:18]
15. Avanti [13:03]
16. There's Bad News [5:21]
17. Chambers Opposed [4:31]
18. Special Meetings [7:46]
19. Workers Clash [9:05]
20. A Party Divided [9:07]
21. No to the War! [11:22]
22. A Born Leader [7:05]
23. Address the Convention [9:25]
24. Goodbye to a Friend [2:45]
Disc #2 -- Benito: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini, Disc 2
1. War of the People [10:09]
2. Find a Weakness [7:17]
3. Army of the Proletariat [9:17]
4. Rocca's Article [5:43]
5. War Will Find Us [6:56]
6. A Man of Straw [12:26]
7. No Backing Down [14:08]
8. Resignation [8:54]
9. Meetings in Geneva [9:32]
10. Il Popolo d'Italia [11:27]
11. Men of Honor [3:37]
12. Credits [3:07]
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