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Mio fratello è figlio unico (2007)

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Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s.

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Padre Cavalli
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Vittorio Emanuele Propizio ...
Accio adolescent
Claudio Botosso ...
Prof. Montagna
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Segretario Bombacci (as Ninni Bruschetta)
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Pasquale Sammarco ...
Padre Tosi
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Ragazzo Biliardino
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Two brothers come of age in the 1960s in a town south of Rome. Manrico is handsome, sometimes feckless, a leftist making the revolution. His younger brother Accio ("Bully") is a seminarian when the story beings, soon home studying Latin and joining the Fascists. Francesca, an aristocratic student, becomes Manrico's lover and Accio's friend. Over the next ten years, these three experience family, love, attraction, politics, and the challenges of adult responsibility. Subplots include Nastri, a father figure and political guide to Accio, Nastri's wife Bella who guides Accio in other ways, and the brothers' parents and sister, who are dazzled by Manrico's charm while depending on Accio. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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20 April 2007 (Italy)  »

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Mi hermano es hijo único  »

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€5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,357 (USA) (28 March 2008)

Gross:

$251,004 (USA) (18 July 2008)
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Italian coming of age tale of a politically naive young man...
12 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Our little film here is a coming of age tale of one young man's developing maturity from youth as a deluded fascist to a more left-ish political slant. The film title refers to an old Italian song, and in the context of the film refers to his older brother who is a strong willed communist activist (although there is a sister also who like the family as a whole is quite left-ish).

The film is really a feel good movie and it's humour all the way. The brothers may bicker but there is love between them despite any conflicts. Add in a mild love triangle with the elder brother's lady, and you have a real hodge podge reflecting the complications of youth for our lead man.

As much as you'll enjoy the film for its humour, there is still something missing. The story with its material could have said so much more. There are lots of good characters but you never feel it builds up to enough. The film never seems to challenge any of the views on screen. Feels like an opportunity lost somehow.

Beautifully filmed with great acting, you will enjoy the film. Great acting from the ensemble adds to the experience, but I just wish that we'd been given more in the story that was served up. However I still enjoyed it.


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