Tea With Mussolini (1999) (C)
Release Date: April 3, 2012.
"Life Is Beautiful meets Enchanted April, with Cher on the side!"
Mike Clark, USA Today.
Florence, Italy, on the brink of WWII. It was a time of social unrest and, of course... afternoon tea. Join Oscar winner Cher and an incredible cast of leading ladies as they host this "radiant, beautiful film" (Gene Shalit, Today) that is "worth savoring" (Mademoiselle).
Pre-war Florence is the place to be for any proper British woman who relishes culture and the arts. These ladies have everything they could ever want or need - including a promise from Dictator Mussolini himself that not even the imminent World War will impose upon their lifestyle. But when it appears that his word is not kept and these expatriates - who chose to stay in Italy instead of seeking refuge in their own country - are in trouble, it takes a young outcast boy and a brazen American woman (Cher) to keep them in the high life and out of harm's way. -- (C) MGM Home Entertainment, 1999, Italy/UK.
Starring Cher, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, Charlie Lucas, Baird Wallace, Massimo Ghini, Paolo Seganti, Michael Williams.
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
Genre/Subject: Drama, Comedy, War, Women, History.
A story of civilized disobedience.
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