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Three Brothers (1981)
"Tre fratelli" (original title)

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

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Raffaele Giuranna
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Nicola Giuranna
Vittorio Mezzogiorno ...
Rocco Giuranna / Young Donato
Andréa Ferréol ...
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 ...
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Donato Giuranna
Accursio Di Leo ...
1st Friend at Bar
Luigi Infantino ...
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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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Selected as the opening film at the 34th Cannes Film Festival in 1981. See more »

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Je so' pazzo
by Pino Daniele
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concept of family
4 April 2002 | by (st. petersburg,fl) – See all my reviews

Rossi touches the spectator with a movie that is part the modern Italy, being the way of living of the three brothers, and the old and more rural Italy, the lifestyle of Donato, the father. "Tre fratelli" is a melancolic piece of art, the way Donato remembers his wife and how Marta can remember him of his wife. The relationship between the three brothers is seemed to be tense due to the differences between them until Raffaele asks Rocco about his sexual life...something that always seem to break tension between brothers or friends. It is very interesting how all the adults have a dream or a memory and therefore we are told part of the story that way, such as the real fear of Nicola to be killed or the willingnes of Rocco to help the problematic kids.

Another Rossi piece of art in a simple and poetic way.


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