Released in 2009 is a history/drama movie based on accounts of Benito Mussolini love affair with Ida Dasler and his rise in the political arena. The movie is dark, moves all over the place, leaving you confused at times, other than that director Marco Bellocchio presents a passionate tragedy. Ida who is played by Giovanna Mezzogiorno, struggles throughout the movie proclaiming to be Mussolini wife and mother of his son Benito Albino played by Filippo Timi. In order to keep her quiet Mussolini has her committed to an insane asylum. Mezzogiorno and Filippo give convincing performances.
The Last Mistress released in 2007, is a drama/ romance with sexual obsessions, passion, rumors and betrayal, director Catherine Breillat creates a great French period piece and combines it with the talent of Asia Argento as (Vellini) and Fu’ad Ait Aattou as (Ryno de Marigny). The story begins after a penniless nobleman played by Aattou and a spanish woman played by Argento encounter,thus the beginning of an undeniable passionate relationship.
Released in 2007 tells the story of a young poor Asian couple trying to survive in a new and emerging Beijing. Both characters work for the same man who will eventually change their lives. Pingguo (Fan Bingbing) plays the massage girl and her husband the window washer Kun played by (Tong Dawei) begin to go through life changes after he watches their boss having sex with his wife. Now enters blackmail, lies and disappointment. The director Yu Li gives the audience a great look at the development of Beijing through his lenses.
I know some people find it difficult to watch subtitles movies, trust me step outside of your comfort zone and I will assure you this Italian , French, and Asian movie will be enjoyable! Put the kids to bed get the popcorn and pop in one of these Dvd’s enjoy! 🙂