Vincere (Italy/Germany 2009)
Director: Marco Bellocchio
With: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi
We all knew Benito Mussolini was a bad guy, but how many of us knew how badly he treated his first wife and son? Told from Ida Dalser Mussolini’s (Mezzogiorno) point of view, she falls for the young Mussolini (Timi), a fiery Socialist. In the first scene, Mussolini stands before local leaders in Milan and dares god to strike him dead. After 5 minutes, he declares that there is no god. Dalser, in the crowd, is captivated.