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Tre fratelli (1981)

PG | | Drama | 19 March 1981 (Italy)
Three men face their mother's death.

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Raffaele Giuranna
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Nicola Giuranna
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Rocco Giuranna / Young Donato
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Raffaele's Wife
Maddalena Crippa ...
Giovanna
Rosaria Tafuri ...
Rosaria
Marta Zoffoli ...
Marta
Tino Schirinzi ...
Raffaeles's Friend
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Young Donato's Wife
Pietro Biondi ...
1st Judge
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Donato Giuranna
Accursio Di Leo ...
1st Friend at Bar
Luigi Infantino ...
2nd Friend at Bar
Girolamo Marzano ...
Nicola's Friend
Gina Pontrelli ...
The Brother's Mother
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In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a correctional institute for boys; from Turin, Nicola, a factory worker involved in labor disputes. Once home, each encounters the past and engages in reveries of what may come: Raffaele imagines his death, Rocco dreams of lifting the youth of Naples out of violence, drugs, and corruption, Nicola pictures embracing his estranged wife. Meanwhile, the old man and his young granddaughter explore the rhythms of the farm and grieve together. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Tres hermanos  »

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In the French post-synchronized version, the Italian actors are dubbed by: Bernard Murat (Michele Placido), François Marthouret (Vittorio Mezzogiorno); Stefanie Kent (Marta Zoffoli); Perrette Pradier (Maddalena Crippa) and Véronique Chobaz (Rosaria Tafuri). See more »

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References Trevico-Torino (viaggio nel Fiat-Nam) (1973) See more »

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Je so' pazzo
by Pino Daniele
Edizioni musicali "BELRIVER" s.r.l.
per gentile concessione della EMI ITALIANA
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slow film but good ideas
8 May 2002 | by (st. pete, fla) – See all my reviews

This film made during the late seventies studies how a family deals with the death of their martriarch. I found myself relatively bored watching the film but I was impressed with the amount of detail that went into developing the characters. What is most impressive is how the filmmaker concentrates on the differences in generations. That is to say the filmmaker compares and contrasts each caracter with where they were born, when, and how they were brought up.

If you are in the mood for a sit back and rest type of film this is not it. But if you want a thinker, you've met your match.


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