Ciambra
23 November 2017

Mussolini's Body

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Mussolini's Body (Il Corpo del duce)

original title:

IL CORPO DEL DUCE

directed by:

cast:

Joele Dix, Aurora Cancian, Riccardo Mei, Luis Molteni, Luca Violini

screenplay:

Fabrizio Laurenti, from the book of the same tile by Sergio Luzzatto

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2011

film run:

56'

format:

35mm - colour & b/w

release date:

23/05/2012

festival & awards:

On April 29, 1945, partisans and citizens of Milan gathered in Piazzale Loreto to celebrate the death of the Duce. Mussolini’s body, which was hanging by its feet, became a symbol of the victorious Resistance. But that mangled body, a true icon of the entire regime, also embodies the horror of civil war and is a story that is hard to hold up as a cornerstone of the foundation of the new Italy. The body was stolen by the neo-fascists in 1946 and was hidden by the Christian Democrats for eleven years, until – only in 1957 – it was buried at Predappio.