Based on real events, Il Duce Canadese is a dramatic mini-series that follows the experiences of the fictional Alvaro family as they struggle to survive these trying times. It is the story ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Paulina Abarca-Cantin Paulina Abarca-Cantin ...  Woman in bakery 2 episodes, 2004
Michel Albert Michel Albert ...  Desk sergeant 2 episodes, 2004
Sarah Allen ...  Colleen Kelly 2 episodes, 2004
Andreas Apergis ...  Agent K 2 episodes, 2004
Claudia Besso ...  Vince's wife 2 episodes, 2004
Marcello Bezina ...  Hut leader 2 episodes, 2004
Stéphane Blanchette Stéphane Blanchette ...  MP #2 2 episodes, 2004
Pietro Bortoloti Pietro Bortoloti ...  Bocce player 2 episodes, 2004
Maria Bugge Maria Bugge ...  Feeble woman 2 episodes, 2004
Alexis Bélec Alexis Bélec ...  Police RCMP civil 2 episodes, 2004
Sylvia Cademartori Sylvia Cademartori ...  Italian wife 2 episodes, 2004
Giancarlo Caltabiano Giancarlo Caltabiano ...  Tano 2 episodes, 2004
Mark Camacho ...  Rocco Perri 2 episodes, 2004
Nathalie Cavezzali Nathalie Cavezzali ...  Elvira 2 episodes, 2004
Guillaume Champoux Guillaume Champoux ...  Police registration official 2 episodes, 2004
Deano Clavet ...  Perri's bodyguard 2 episodes, 2004
Michel Gregory Dagenais ...  Police officer (2004) 2 episodes, 2004
Eric Davis Eric Davis ...  MP #1 2 episodes, 2004
Bruno Di Quenzio Bruno Di Quenzio ...  Ciro 2 episodes, 2004
Francois Dupuy Francois Dupuy ...  QPP policeman 2 episodes, 2004
Alan Fawcett Alan Fawcett ...  Army officer 2 episodes, 2004
Frank Fontaine ...  Judge 2 episodes, 2004
Roberto Forte Roberto Forte ...  Singer 2 episodes, 2004
Stefano Gallo Stefano Gallo ...  Young soldier 2 episodes, 2004
Lisette Guertin Lisette Guertin ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 2004
Cathy Imbriglio Cathy Imbriglio ...  Italian woman 2 episodes, 2004
Marcel Jeannin ...  Police RCMP civil 2 episodes, 2004
Don Kirk Don Kirk ...  RCMP officer 2 episodes, 2004
Louise Laparé ...  Ginette 2 episodes, 2004
Ron Lea ...  Mazzotta 2 episodes, 2004
Pierre Leblanc Pierre Leblanc ...  Older soldier 2 episodes, 2004
Marili Levac Marili Levac ...  Woman bureaucrat 2 episodes, 2004
Denis Longpré ...  Army officer 2 episodes, 2004
Bonfield Marcoux Bonfield Marcoux ...  Father Ferrara 2 episodes, 2004
Corrado Mastropasqua Corrado Mastropasqua ...  Italian consul 2 episodes, 2004
Kent McQuaid Kent McQuaid ...  Delivery floor man 2 episodes, 2004
Gerry Mendicino Gerry Mendicino ...  Cederna 2 episodes, 2004
Michael A. Miranda Michael A. Miranda ...  Nicodemo Larini 2 episodes, 2004
Franco Montesano ...  Barber 2 episodes, 2004
Tony Nardi ...  Angelo Alvaro 2 episodes, 2004
Marina Orsini ...  Sara Alvaro 2 episodes, 2004
Romano Orzari ...  Vince 2 episodes, 2004
Manuela Parisotto Manuela Parisotto ...  Girl with Mazzotta 2 episodes, 2004
Michel Perron ...  Mayor Camilien Houde 2 episodes, 2004
Joe Pingue ...  Mommo 2 episodes, 2004
Sylvain Rocheleau Sylvain Rocheleau ...  Beat policeman 2 episodes, 2004
Marisa Rossy Marisa Rossy ...  Italian woman 2 episodes, 2004
Carlo Rota ...  Avvocato 2 episodes, 2004
Bill Rowat Bill Rowat ...  Hamilton policeman 2 episodes, 2004
Luc Roy Luc Roy ...  Horse buyer 2 episodes, 2004
Jennifer Seguin ...  Hamilton neighbour 2 episodes, 2004
Guy Sprung ...  Deputy Minister 2 episodes, 2004
Dennis St John ...  Piano teacher 2 episodes, 2004
Giuseppe Tancredi Giuseppe Tancredi ...  Joe McCall 2 episodes, 2004
Dino Tavarone ...  Turi 2 episodes, 2004
Linda Tomassone ...  Tano's girlfriend 2 episodes, 2004
Gianpaolo Venuta ...  Mario Alvaro 2 episodes, 2004
Brett Watson Brett Watson ...  Corporal 2 episodes, 2004
Kevin Woodhouse ...  Sergeant 2 episodes, 2004
Luciano Zema ...  Rico 2 episodes, 2004


Based on real events, Il Duce Canadese is a dramatic mini-series that follows the experiences of the fictional Alvaro family as they struggle to survive these trying times. It is the story of how Angelo, Mario and Momo came to be considered a threat to national security, were arrested by the RCMP and held prisoner in the camp. It follows Sara and Turi, who strain to keep the bakery afloat in a community impoverished by the arrest of its men and the effects of anti-Italian prejudice. It traces the predatory actions of Mazzotta as he takes advantage of the situation to both save his own skin and pursue Sara. Il Duce Canadese shows a family and community trying to come to terms with events over which it had no control, and throws light on a little-known chapter in history, which has new relevance for the world today. Written by Ciné Télé Action

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English | French

Release Date:

2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Il duce canadese: Le Mussolini canadien See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


Box Office


CAD5,000,000 (estimated)
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Ciné Télé Action See more »
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Il Duce Canadese - RECOMMENDED
18 December 2006 | by ladypendragonSee all my reviews

I watched this mini series on the CBC with great interest. As a second generation Italian I was very surprised at the severity of the attack on Italians in Quebec and Canada during the second world war. This series should be required viewing for all Italo Canadians as it concisely depicts the prejudiced experienced by our ancestors during a time when we did not expect it.

In my opinion this movie was beautifully acted and the costuming supreme. The scenery and cinematography was also commendable. For me, this movie is a must see and a must keep for every collector of Italian-Canadian History.

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