PG certificateTea with Mussolini is a Film programme that first aired in 1999 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Tea with Mussolini is a 3 star programme

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Tea with Mussolini (1999)

Directed by
Franco Zeffirelli

This movie looks at the life of an illegitimate son (Charlie Lucas/Baird Wallace) of an Italian businessman, whose mother has died and is raised by an Englishwoman, Mary (Joan Plowright) in pre-WWII Mussolini Italy.

Living in an English community in Florence presided over by an ex-diplomat's wife Lady Hester (Maggie Smith), he and the other Englishwomen live a sheltered existence that they believe is guaranteed protection by Mussolini himself in a tea reception that Smith holds.

Basically a tale of how a group of women living in the increasingly Fascist Florence of 1935 depend on each other to survive in this moving drama from director Franco Zeffirelli.

Written by ,

Also known as "Té con Mussolini", "Un thé avec Mussolini"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1999

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for CherCher...Elsa Morganthal Strauss-Armistan
Image for Judi DenchJudi Dench...Arabella
Joan Plowright...Mary Wallace
Image for Maggie SmithMaggie Smith...Lady Hester Random
Image for Lily TomlinLily Tomlin...Georgie Rockwell
Baird Wallace...Luca
Charlie Lucas...Luca as a child
Massimo Ghini...Paolo
Paolo Seganti...Vittorio Fanfanni
Claudio Spadaro...Mussolini
Mino Bellei...Cesare
Paul Chequer...Wilfred Random/Miss Lucy
Tessa Pritchard...Connie Raynor
Michael Williams...British Consul
Paula Jacobs...Molly