Benito: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini

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  • Benito: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini is the Italian TV movie which follows the life of Benito Mussolini and his rise to power. Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician who led the National Fascist Party, and one of the founders of Italian Fascism. He became one of the most infamous political figures in modern history, a rising star of the Socialist Party who became a proponent of government fascism and ally of Adolf Hitler. In this biopic, Antonio Banderas stars as Mussolini, who we join as he arrives in a small town in 1901. He gets a job as a school teacher, but is soon fired for having sex with the headmaster's daughter. He becomes a student, and soon organizes his first protest which almost gets him deported. He goes back to his hometown of Forli, and soon is part of the Socialist movement, uniting Socialist and Republicans in an anti-war movement. In this biopic originally produced for Italian television, we see the rise and fall of the infamous politician come to life in Benito: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini.moreless

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