THE DUCE'S CUP

Events that shaped the countries of the Mediterranean

An episode from the series ECHOES OF HISTORY

Format: HD
Duration: 26 ’
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Available version: French
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide

Synopsis

Although Mussolini, the Italian dictator, did not get soccer, he understood the impact of the game and the spectacle on the crowds. Henceforth, he decided to organize the second World Cup in Italy in 1934 to show the world the fascist ideal

Behind the particularly violent matches, the stadiums transformed into political arenas, the corrupt referees and the public intoxicated by the game and the propaganda, this film bears witness to the megalomania of a dictator who decided to put forward the virile and patriotic Mussolini sportsman, a warrior who has been ordered to win the Cup at any cost.