- Summary: In Vincere, the closely guarded story of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's secret lover and son is revealed in fittingly operatic proportions. Thunderstruck by the young Mussolini's charisma, Ida Dalser gives up everything to help champion his revolutionary ideas. When he disappears during World War I and later resurfaces with a new wife, the scorned Dalser and her son are locked away in separate asylums for more than a decade. But Ida will not disappear without a fight. (IFC Films)… Expand
- Director: Marco Bellocchio
- Genre(s): Biography, Drama, History
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HuguesF.10Through the struggle of this woman, Bellocchio not only is critical of fascism and of the dictatorship of Mussolini.. It is too a real hymn to cinema as a medium conveying meaning in an alienated world. In this point of view,it is by itself an act of resistance, in a world invaded by advertisements, and whose Imaginary is colonized by the society of the spectacle. Bellocchio offers us an operatic tour de force. Performance by both actors is exceptional, but especially from Giovanna Mezzogiorno, amazingly inhabited in the role of her young career (A performance and a movie that would undeniably have deserved more prizes, had Cannes jury been fair, or had Italy selected it as the Italian candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Movie, instead of a more commercial one).… Expand
Con un vigor narrativo y una inventiva visual envidables, Bellocchio echa mano de un estilo dirÃase operÃ¡tico/futurista para contar la trÃ¡gica historia de la primera familia del joven socialista Benito Mussolini, repudiada y aplastada cuando "Il Duce" cambiÃ³ de bando para convertirse en lider del fascismo. Giovanna Mezzogiorno estÃ¡ extraordinaria.… Expand
JaneG.2Dark, impossibly dark, dreary and not worth the trouble. All the critics loved this but very disappointing.