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Tea with Mussolini

A STORY OF CIVILIZED DISOBEDIENCE.  Florence, 1935; Mary Wallace (Joan Plowright) takes care of an unloved boy and introduces him to a colorful group of expatriate British and American women called the Scorpioni. Franco Zeffirelli based this film on personal boyhood memories from World War II and tells the story of how the Scorpioni found … Continue reading Tea with Mussolini