Il Processo di Verona (1963)

Genres - Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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For anyone not up on Italian history during World War II, this interesting docudrama about the eventual execution by the Nazis of Mussolini's son-in-law Count Ciano (Frank Wolf) will have a few gaps. The war is ending and the fascists have clearly lost, so in their last-ditch effort to lay the blame elsewhere they choose Galeazzo Ciano, their former Foreign Minister, as one of several "traitors" to the fascist cause. Neither Mussolini himself nor an offer of the Count's diaries have any effect on the Verona-based trial which condemned and executed several others as traitors.

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aristocracy, arrest, convict, court [law], espionage, final-days, government, history, husband, Italy, lawyer, Nazism, pardon, politician, treason, trial [courtroom], wife