Claretta and Ben (1974)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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In this black comedy, a struggling actor-playwright goes on tour with a play he wrote for himself and his lover. It is about the life and love between Benito Mussolini and Claretta Petracci, his mistress. When his show travels to Italy it meets with a very negative response from the local Communists who throw tomatoes at them. To get them to stop, the actor changes their minds by placing emphasis on the romance between the two rather than the politics.

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Italy, play [drama], playwright, relationship, romance, Communism, Fascism