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Tea with Mussolini

Author: John MortimerFranco ZeffirelliRiccardo TozziGiovannella ZannoniClive ParsonsAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based in part on his autobiography, director Franco Zeffirelli's Tea with Mussolini is a story about a group of British and American travelers on an indefinite visit to Italy in 1935. Luca is a boy living in Florence whose family situation is precarious at best; his mother has run off and his father has little time for him. Fortunately, he's a welcome guest with Mary, a English woman visiting Italy to soak up  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Comedy
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Franco Zeffirelli; Franco Zeffirelli
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Mortimer; Franco Zeffirelli; Riccardo Tozzi; Giovannella Zannoni; Clive Parsons; Cher; Judi Dench; Joan Plowright; Maggie Smith; Lily Tomlin; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN: 0792843002 9780792843009
OCLC Number: 42884948
Language Note: English or French with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Credits: Director of photography, David Watkin ; editor, Tariq Anwar ; music, Alessio Vlad, Stefano Arnaldi.
Cast: Cher, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, Charlie Lucas, Baird Wallace, Massimo Ghini, Paolo Seganti, Michael Williams.
Target Audience: Rated PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen letterbox presentation (1.66:1 aspect ratio), Full screen presentation (1.33:1 aspect ratio.); Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
Responsibility: a Franco Zeffirelli film ; screenplay by John Mortimer and Franco Zeffirelli ; produced by Riccardo Tozzi, Giovannella Zannoni, Clive Parsons ; directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

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Based in part on his autobiography, director Franco Zeffirelli's Tea with Mussolini is a story about a group of British and American travelers on an indefinite visit to Italy in 1935. Luca is a boy living in Florence whose family situation is precarious at best; his mother has run off and his father has little time for him. Fortunately, he's a welcome guest with Mary, a English woman visiting Italy to soak up European culture. Mary and her friends enjoy the cultured, creative atmosphere of life in Italy, and their initial response to the rise of fascism is to arrange a polite meeting with Mussolini to make sure he and his soldiers mean well.

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