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Vincere

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Vincere | WIN Marco Bellocchio's Vincere , starring Filippo Timi and Giovanna Mezzogiorno, excels in style and story.
Daniele Musso

Vincere

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
128 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/19/10
performer:
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi
director:
Marco Bellocchio
author:
71728
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

The title of Marco Bellocchio’s riveting historical drama means ”win.” And in Vincere, the victory belongs to Ida Dalser, the used-and- discarded ”secret” wife of Benito Mussolini. Dalser bore the Italian fascist dictator a son and was locked in an insane asylum for demanding recognition of paternity. Mezzogiorno (Love in the Time of Cholera) plays Dalser with the kind of fervent intensity once seen in silent films — a style that blends beautifully with the look of old newsreel footage used by the director to convey the theatrical tendencies of the late despot. (Available on cable via on demand) A?

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