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Franco Mescolini in Benito: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini

Benito: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini

1993 R

Antonio Banderas stars as Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in this provocative biopic originally produced for Italian television. Following the rise and fall of one of the most infamous political figures in modern history, the film traces Mussolini's journey from his days as a young star of the Socialist Party to his years as a proponent of government fascism and ally of Adolf Hitler, a relationship that would ultimately cost him his life.