- Mon 9 Nov 2020
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: M
- General $15.50
- Concession $13.50 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
- Booking essential
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
Mussolini reappears in Rome 72 years after his death, finding a Country still full of problems like racism and hate for politicians. Mistaken for an actor, he sides with a young filmmaker and starts traveling along Italy to reconquer it.
An Italian satirical comedy film about Benito Mussolini based on the German film Look Who’s
Back in turn based on the satirical novel of the same name. The film includes unscripted vignettes of ordinary Italians interacting with Massimo Popolizio (pretending to be Mussolini) interspersed among scripted scenes.
Rome. Today. 72 years since his death, Benito Mussolini inexplicably reappears in Piazza
Vittorio. The war is over and everything seems changed. Yet ‘il Duce’ is not one to shirk a challenge, and given what he sees around him, the time seems ripe for the plucking. With an
opportunistic documentarian in tow – his own Boswell, or Sancho Panza, Mussollini sets out to
Luca Miniero’s comedy is an astute and troubling satire on the reemergence of fascism
powered by a ferociously charismatic performance from Massimo Popolizio (The Great Beauty; Il Divo). Miniero depicts the crass commercial realities of today’s popular culture (a reality framed by Berlusconi’s television stations of course) as the perfect conduit for Duceesque rants about migrants and unemployment, and imagines a populace ready to tune out its
moral qualms in favour of a quick and dirty political fix.
2018 | IT | 100 min | Dir. Luca Miniero | In Italian with English subtitles