Mussolini in Poland

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NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT: All portions of our project's descriptions presented here below are the intellectual property of its two authors, George Perantoni and Valerie Perantoni (except portions giving credit to others).  Likewise, all contents publicized by them in Kickstarter and related campaigns and all intellectual property from their 2018 revision of “The War of Lions” are exclusive copyrights of George Perantoni and Valerie Perantoni.

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(CONTINUED) The film depicts accounts of forgotten history
such as how Fascism had begun as a "Youth Movement"
in the 1920s – Also, more forgotten history such as Mussolini's
repeated rejections of Adolf Hitler's friendship for more than ten
years prior to accepting his rapport.
And why, for many years,
did Mussolini refer to Hitler as "a silly little monkey"?
 

Another forgotten fact is that in the 1920s, after the Spanish
Flu pandemic, Mussolini told Italian people that
shaking hands
transmits disease. So he told them to just raise a hand and
WAVE A GREETING instead of shaking hands. In time his
Fascist 'Black Shirts' would transform
the 'greeting wave' into a
military style. Ten years later, Hitler's Nazi Germany had
adopted it as the official '
Nazi Salute.'

It was only supposed to be a stem for contagion of
Spanish Flu !! 
Our script contains other similar accounts. 

 

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Victor is an 18-year-old completely absorbed in the
 Fascist Youth Movement.
 In 1929, when Duce Benito
Mussolini holds a luncheon and speech in his father's
wine hall – the "Winiarnia Italia" – V
ictor is given the
honor of singing the lead to Italy's Fascist national
anthem ("Giovinezza")
 
accompanied by the glory
of his beloved Duce and the other men in the hall. 

But, the loyalty of Carlo Perantoni is for the King,
Victor Emmanuel III, who had appointed him as
Honorary Vice Consul soon after the First World
War in 1919, prior to the Fascist movement. 

Carlo frowns on Mussolini's Fascism and he tactfully
shares his fears with Luigi and Victor, his two sons.

Luigi capably learns from his father, but Carlo must
be patient with Victor,
letting him learn for himself
over the war years, as the
Duce's Fascist rule results
in critical blunders that Carlo warns Victor about.
So, Carlo remains patient with Victor.

(Italy's Fascist national anthem's
title "Giovinezza" means "Youth")

 


CASTING VICTOR PERANTONI: 18-year-old Victor
concludes with the 1929 Fascist luncheon scene.

The next scenes are forwarded to August 1939. Victor
is recast as a handsome 28-year-old young man. He's
a successful wine merchant with plenty connections,
most which are females! He's Italian, and he flaunts it,
except in Italy where he exults being from the renown
and vibrant city of "Leopoli" (Lwów) ...
... in Poland's distant east!

He keeps every stitch of his apparel sporting the best
taste of Italy's youth styles ... that being, the civilian
Fascist Youth attire. He dresses elegant, always in top
style: 'pantaloni alla zuava' (
baggy knickerbockers) -
– sports coat - tie - and always exhibiting his Fascist
PNF badge
 that Mussolini gave him 10-years earlier,
at the "Winiarnia Italia" in 1929.

His style is very popular in Italy and quite attractive
elsewhere in Europe, but mostly to members of the
opposite sex! He's a serious wine merchant with lots
of class. The class of a well-off Fascist playboy!

He continues to be cast in this same manner over the
wartime years prior to the Allied invasion(1939-1943)
as he
 gradually changes his view about the Duce and
Fascism.  In 1943,
 Victor marries Luigina during the 
period that the Allies take Sicily ... and
the King has
Mussolini arrested
. Their honeymoon will be during
the Allied landings – The invasion of Italy's mainland. 

Then, 1944 and 1945 are years of heightened emotions
as Victor's opinion about Fascism matures and its deadly
fallacy becomes evident.  Victor reverses his regard for
Mussolini and he's appalled by the Duce's blunders that
Carlo had been foretelling and teaching him ...
... since he was eighteen. 

In 1944 Victor secretely proclaims to family and friends
in Volargne about his
new anti-Fascist posture and he
conspires with Carlo and Luigi in acts of biological
sabotage against the Wehrmacht by spiking their
supplies of wine ... causing diarrhea.

1945 brings liberation and jubilation to Victor, but 1946
brings betrayal and desolation as his reality disturbs him
with all that the war had caused.


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VICTOR BECOMES ANTI-FASCIST. During the war's early
years (1940-1943) Victor continues to display faith in Fascism,
but inwardly he's doubtful as Italy's involvement in the war
escalates, and his hopes of returning to Lwów diminish. 

He crosses the threshold into devoted anti-Fascism the day
that Volargne is totally destroyed 21 November, 1944.
That day Victor blames Nazi-Fascism for losing both towns
of his youth: Lwów in 1939 and Volargne in 1944.

On 21 November 1944, Victor finally loses all faith in
Fascism
 as he finds himself walking over the dust and rubble
of his beloved Italian hometown, Volargne di Dolcé. 

On that day Volargne had been utterly destroyed
in one instant
 due to the workings of the Nazi-Fascist
regime in north Italy. The town had been blown to dust
and rubble as a direct result of Nazi carelessness ...
and Mussolini's association with Adolf Hitler.

A most touching scene shows Victor "in the devastated rubble
of his youth" 
where he finally realizes the truth that his father had
asserted to him since the 1929 Fascist luncheon in the "Winiarnia."

There, in the rubble, in the presence of the injured and the dead,
and with loud treasonous explosive emotion, Victor disavows
his loyalty to Italy's Duce, and he renounces Fascism altogether.

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