“Tea with Mussolini” quotes(1999)
Plot – A group of English old ladies spends some time in Florence. Mary Wallace takes care of Luke, a boy without a family, while Lady Hester Random is the widow of the English ambassador in Italy and has a personal friendship with Mussolini himself. Arabella Delancey is an expert of Tuscan painting and she always goes around with her puppy Nicky, while Georgina is an American archaeologist and Connie is the correspondent of an English newspaper. Their quite life is shocked by the arrival of Elsa, a charming woman and a collector of modern works and of men. Meanwhile the fascism regime arises and Luke is sent to study to Austria. When he comes back, he finds the ladies interned as enemies of the country, but they must wait the allies to be released.
All actors – Cher, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, Baird Wallace, Charlie Lucas, Massimo Ghini, Paolo Seganti, Claudio Spadaro, Mino Bellei, Paul Chequershow all
“Tea with Mussolini” Quotes 7 quotes
“There are no illegitimate children in this world; only illegitimate parents!”
“Americans just simply don't understand picnics!”
“- Elsa Morganthal Strauss-Armistan: Why are you helping me? You always hated me.
- Lady Hester Random: Because we're creatures from two different worlds, you and I. Because I have despised you. And you have laughed at me and the Scorpioni. And because in spite of all that, you've been very kind to us and kept it a secret. And because we've both...” (continue)(continue reading)
“The Germans and the Italians couldn't get rid of us. There is absolutely no reason why we should surrender to the Scots.”
“You might love art, but art certainly doesn't respond to your affections.”