Mussolini’s Rise

1900 (1976)
The Italian Communist Party and the rise of the Black Shirts
Tea with Mussolini (1999)
English women stay in Florence up to and during World War II
Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Italian concurrence with the Final Solution
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Father and son thrown in a concentration camp and dad tries to pretend it's a game to protect his son from the terror there
Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Italian writer Carlo Levi's exile from Mussolini in the Basilicata region of southern Italy
Lion of the Desert (1981)
Omar Mukhtar, guerilla leader stymies Italian forays into Libya, 1911- 1931
Giarabub (1942)
Italian propaganda movie about Italian forces in a critical situation in Libyan desert
Wild Blood (2008)
Acting couple Valenti and Ferida still act during fascist regime in Italy
The Fascist (1961)
An Italian fascist has to capture an anti-Mussolini professor; the fascists gets his man, but they have a series of mishaps getting back
Sicily! (1999)
After 15 years of living in the USA a man returns to Sicily to see his mother; he learns a lot about himself and Sicily from different people
Baarìa (2009)
A young man grows up noticing the injustices of living under the thumb of the local tycoon; he joins the Communist party and we see history through his eyes
Red Wood Pigeon (1989)
Star player of the water polo team has a problem with amnesia and goes through over 20 years of Italian communist party history while trying to remember who he is
A Special Day (1977)
Love story set around the first meeting of Hitler and Mussolini