He embodied the alliance between Italy and Nazi Germany. For the Italian people, Benito Mussolini represented the new Caesar, a hero of antiquity and the heir to imperial Rome.
But who knows the true story of the Duce and, through him, Italian Fascism? Why did this man, who was long indifferent to racial matters, become the Latin alter ego of the Führer? What place does this man hold in the hierarchy of tyrants?
Thanks to official archives and amateur footage, together with testimonies of those who lived under the Mussolini Regime - former supporters or victims -, this film explores the mechanisms of Fascist power, the cult of violence, and state political repression, steering Italy into disaster.
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