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.

  1. Franco Zeffirelli

    Director, Novel

  2. John Mortimer


Top Billed Cast

  1. Cher


    Elsa Armistan

  2. Judi Dench

    Judi Dench


  3. Joan Plowright

    Joan Plowright

    Mary Wallace

  4. Maggie Smith

    Maggie Smith

    Lady Hester Random

  5. Lily Tomlin

    Lily Tomlin

    Georgie Rockwell

Full Cast & Crew

Tea with Mussolini
Tea with Mussolini


Status Released

Release Information

  • May 13, 1999


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget $12,000,000.00

Revenue $21,001,563.00



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