Tea with Mussolini

Tea with Mussolini

Title: Tea with Mussolini

Release: 1999

Rating: 6.9

Language: English, Italian

Country: Italy, UK

Runtime: 117

Genre: Comedy,Drama,War

Tea with Mussolini

Release 1999
Rating 6.9
Language English, Italian
Country Italy, UK
Runtime 117
Genre Comedy,Drama,War



In 1935 a group of elderly British women, whom the Italians have named the Scorpioni, have chosen Italy, specifically Florence, as a place to live to blend their proper British sensibilities with their love of Italian art and culture. One of those Scorpioni, Mary Walsh, works as the English secretary for Paolo Innocente, who, in part because of his own wife's adamant refusal, largely neglects his illegitimate adolescent son, Luca, despite Paolo's want for Luca to grow up to be a proper young man, much like the English. Luca has lived in an orphanage since his dressmaker mother's death, death a concept that Luca does not yet understand. As such, he often runs away looking for his mother. On a mutual agreement between Paolo and Mary, Mary becomes Luca's guardian, she who will receive help in raising Luca by her fellow Scorpioni and financial help from Paolo as needed. Associated with the Scorpioni is a brash younger nouveau riche Jewish-American woman named Elsa Morgenthal, who, because...

Director :

Franco Zeffirelli

Writer :

John Mortimer (screenplay), Franco Zeffirelli (screenplay), Franco Zeffirelli (autobiography)

Actors :

... Elsa Armistan

... Arabella

... Mary Wallace

... Lady Hester Random

... Georgie Rockwell

... Luca (Child)