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The Woman in the Painting (1955)

Amici per la pelle (original title)
Mario and the new kid Franco gradually become the best of friends, but their friendship is tested when one of them wins a competition.



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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Geronimo Meynier ...
Andrea Sciré ...
Vera Carmi ...
La madre di Mario
Luigi Tosi ...
Il padre di Mario
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Il padre di Franco
Paolo Ferrara ...
Professore Martinelli
Marcella Rovena ...
Professoressa di inglese
Leonilde Montesi ...
Professoressa di latino
Ignazio Leone ...
Professore di ginnastica
Maria Chiara Bettinali ...
Isabella Nobili ...
Renata Bousquet ...
Roberto Illuminati ...
Emilio Telve ...
Angelo Bizzoni ...


Mario and the new kid Franco gradually become the best of friends, but their friendship is tested when one of them wins a competition. Written by Troye

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An empty room...with shuttered windows and locked rooms...The only occupant... See more »


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3 September 1956 (Spain)  »

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The Woman in the Painting  »

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Amici per la pelle- the story of a friendship.
1 November 2011 | by (Swansea, Wales) – See all my reviews

This is the story of the friendship of two Italian schoolboys, admirably played by Geronimo Maynier(Mario) and Andrea Scire(Franco). Mario is a lively extrovert from a happy home, Franco is a lonely, more introverted boy who moves from hotel to hotel with his diplomat father. In a series of incidents at their homes and at school we see a happy friendship develop. There follows a rift in the friendship and finally there is a parting. The film is brilliantly directed by Franco Rossi. I first saw the film back in the 1950's and was very moved by it. I do not know if it has been issued on Video or DVD- it certainly should be for it deals in a simple and unmelodramatic way with the strong emotions of adolescent friendships as we have seen more recently in films like "Stand By Me".

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