Vincere – Movie Review
The story of Mussolini’s secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.
Vincere means “win” in Italian. This is a story of the secret life of Benito Mussolini. Which is interesting because you don’t even find out it is about Mussolini until about 30 minutes in. It’s about how he had an Austrian mistress and supposedly a marriage and a child out of wedlock. This is really a fabulous movie in terms of history, although I don’t particularly care about Mussolini, but it is a significant time in history, and it is shot in such an interesting, almost surrealistic, manner. It combines actors, black and white, regular film, news reel footage and animation. It is just a really terrific movie with some great acting. Five stars for Vincere.