Tea With Mussolini


1h 57m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Luca is a young boy in 1930s Italy, and after his mother has run away his father is more than happy to see him cared for by a group of eccentric aristocratic English women living in Tuscany. Hester, Arabella and Mary are soon joined by Americans Elsa and Georgie, who share their love for Italy and l

Film Details

Also Known As
Te con Il Duce, Te med Mussolini, Té con Mussolini, Un The avec Mussolini
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
G2 Films
Location
Cinecitta Studios, Rome, Italy; Florence, Italy; San Gimignano, Italy; Tuscany, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

Luca is a young boy in 1930s Italy, and after his mother has run away his father is more than happy to see him cared for by a group of eccentric aristocratic English women living in Tuscany. Hester, Arabella and Mary are soon joined by Americans Elsa and Georgie, who share their love for Italy and lack of concern over the rise of Fascism. But when war breaks out, Luca's life changes, as do those of the women, particularly the Jewish American Elsa.

Crew

Angela Allen

Script Supervisor

Anna Anni

Costume Designer

Tariq Anwar

Editor

Stefano Arnaldi

Music

Mark Auguste

Sound Effects Editor

Luciano Bacchielli

Assistant Director

John Bateman

Adr Mixer

Jenny Beavan

Costume Designer

Marco Billeri

Animal Trainer

Pino Butti

Production Supervisor

Carlo Centolavigna

Art Director

Cher

Song Performer

Marco Chimenz

Executive Producer

Alan Church

Digital Effects Supervisor

Sally Clayton

Visual Effects

Franco Corridoni

Makeup Artist

Maria Teresa Corridoni

Hairdresser

Giovanni Corridori

Special Effects Supervisor

Louis Elman

Adr

Filippo Fassetta

Assistant Director

Richard Fettes

Foley Editor

Deborah Gherardi

Location Manager

Erika Gherardi

Location Manager

Simon Giles

Visual Effects

Maria Grever

Song

Mirta Guarnaschelli

Casting

Otto Harbach

Song

Alistair Hopkins

Post-Production Supervisor

Dean Humphreys

Rerecording

Gerry Humphreys

Rerecording

Craig Irving

Rerecording

Jerome Kern

Song

Alessandro Loy

Production Manager

Gioia Fiorella Mariani

Art Director

Pasqual Martino

Animal Trainer

Claudio Messina

Music Producer

Alan Moorhouse

Song Performer

Alan Moorhouse

Song

Janice Mordue

Titles

Mark Moriarty

Camera Operator

John Mortimer

Screenplay

Justin Muller

Assistant Director

Keith Nicholls

Song Performer

Keith Nicholls

Song

Marco Olivieri

Unit Manager

Rizia Ortolani

Unit Manager

Steve Parr

Music

Clive Parsons

Producer

Pippo Pisciotto

Assistant Director

Pippo Pisciotto

Associate Producer

Alberto Rabagliati

Song Performer

Colin Ritchie

Adr Editor

Sara Rossi

Production Coordinator

Steve Schwalbe

Sound Effects Editor

David Sewell

Visual Effects

Brian Simmons

Sound

Odoardo Spadaro

Song Performer

Alberto Spiazzi

Costume Designer

Luigi Spoletini

Assistant Director

Silvano Spoletini

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Emma Style

Casting

David Sweetman

Consultant

Roberto Tatti

Assistant Director

Riccardo Tozzi

Producer

Fabio Venturi

Sound Engineer

Alessio Vlad

Music

David Watkin

Director Of Photography

David Watkin

Dp/Cinematographer

Mike Wood

Sound Editor

Giovannella Zannoni

Producer

Franco Zeffirelli

Screenplay

Franco Zeffirelli

Book As Source Material

Film Details

Also Known As
Te con Il Duce, Te med Mussolini, Té con Mussolini, Un The avec Mussolini
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
G2 Films
Location
Cinecitta Studios, Rome, Italy; Florence, Italy; San Gimignano, Italy; Tuscany, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Retro) January 9-20, 2003.)

Released in United States Spring May 14, 1999

Released in United States on Video November 16, 1999

Released in United States January 2003

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Retro) January 9-20, 2003.

Based on an episode in the life of acclaimed film and theatre director Franco Zeffirelli.

Angela Lansbury and Vanessa Redgrave were replaced by Maggie Smith and Judi Dench respectively.

G2 Films is the independent film distribution unit of MGM.

Began shooting June 1, 1998.

Completed shooting August 14, 1998.

Released in United States Spring May 14, 1999

Released in United States on Video November 16, 1999