Tea with Mussolini

Tea with Mussolini (1999)

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
  • Release Date: 1999-03-25
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 126 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Cattleya
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, Italy
  • Director: Franco Zeffirelli
star 6.3/10
From 126 Ratings


Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.


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  • Joan Plowright

    as Mary Wallace
  • Maggie Smith

    as Lady Hester Random
  • Cher

    as Elsa Strauss-Almerson
  • Judi Dench

    as Arabella
  • Lily Tomlin

    as Georgina "Georgie" Rockwell
  • Baird Wallace

    as Luca
  • Charlie Lucas

    as Luca (Child)
  • Michael Williams

    as British Consul
  • Paul Chequer

    as Wilfred Random, aka Miss Lucy
  • Massimo Ghini

    as Paolo
  • Paolo Seganti

    as Vittorio Fanfanni
  • Tessa Pritchard

    as Connie Raynor
  • Claudio Spadaro

    as Benito Mussolini
  • Roberto Farnesi

    as Maurizio
  • Chris Larkin

    as Major Gibson
  • Giacomo Gonnella

    as First Carabiniere
  • Allan Caister Pearce

    as American Dealer
  • Hermann Weiskopf

    as German Officer
Editing Tariq Anwar Editor
Camera David Watkin Director of Photography
Directing Franco Zeffirelli Director
Writing Franco Zeffirelli Novel
Production Clive Parsons Producer
Production Marco Chimenz Producer
Sound Stefano Arnaldi Music
Sound Alessio Vlad Music
Writing John Mortimer Screenplay