Franco Zeffirelli1991-2000DramaItalyWar

Franco Zeffirelli – Tea with Mussolini (1999)

Un tè con Mussolini (1999)
Un tè con Mussolini (1999)

Starring Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright, Cher, Lily Tomlin, Paolo Seganti.

From IMDB:
Semi-autobiographical tale from the early life of director Franco Zeffirelli looks at the illegitimate son (Charlie Lucas as a child, Baird Wallace as the teen) of an Italian businessman. The boy’s mother has died, and he is raised by an Englishwoman (Joan Plowright) in pre-WWII Fascist Italy. Living to each other in Florence, and presided over by an ambassador’s widow (Maggie Smith), a group of Englishwomen live a sheltered existence which they believe is guaranteed personal protection in a tea reception given by Il Duce. However, as war breaks out, the women are interned. Occasionally in this English colony is a wealthy American (Cher), who visits among her travels and marriages to wealthy older men. She respects the “Scorpioni”, as they are known, and secretly arranges for their stay in a hotel. The ambassador’s widow finds her vulgar and tries to ignore her, but when the United States enters the war, the American too is taken into custody. Only then does she discover that her Italian lover (Paolo Seganti) has tricked her into signing over all her money and modern art collection to him, and is now arranging her execution. This obliges all to join forces. Lily Tomlin also appears as an American archaeologist working at a dig in the city.

Un tè con Mussolini (1999)
Un tè con Mussolini (1999)
Un tè con Mussolini (1999)

Container:	Matroska
Runtime:	1h 52mn
Size:	1.58 GiB
DXVA:	Compatible
Minimum settings:	Met
Codec:	x264
Resolution:	710x552 ~> 1021x552
Aspect ratio:	1.85:1
Frame rate:	25.000 fps
Bit rate:	1 516 Kbps
English 5.1ch AC-3 @ 448 Kbps

Language(s):English, Italian
Subtitles: None

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