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20 April 2007 (Italy) See more »
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Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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15 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Elio Germano ... Accio Benassi

Riccardo Scamarcio ... Manrico Benassi

Angela Finocchiaro ... Amelia Benassi

Massimo Popolizio ... Ettore Benassi
Ascanio Celestini ... Padre Cavalli
Diane Fleri ... Francesca

Alba Rohrwacher ... Violetta Benassi
Vittorio Emanuele Propizio ... Accio adolescent
Claudio Botosso ... Prof. Montagna

Antonino Bruschetta ... Segretario Bombacci (as Ninni Bruschetta)

Anna Bonaiuto ... Bella Nastri

Luca Zingaretti ... Mario Nastri
Pasquale Sammarco ... Padre Tosi
Lorenzo Pagani ... Bertini
Matteo Sacchi ... Ragazzo Biliardino
Gianluca Viola ... Nipoto Bombacci
Vincenzo Santillo ... Piermario
Alessandro Vicca ... Lupo
Daniela Novelli ... Francesca's Mother
Joseph Rocchia ... Francesca's Father
Angelo Tomassetta ... Factory Director
Elio De Falco ... Maresolallo Carabinieri
Giovanni Francesco Piccirillo ... Quarta Sponda
Emanuele D'Avino ... Calabrotto
Emanuele Dardo ... Muriatico
Bernardino Bernardini ... L'Umberto
Emanuele Minutello ... Peppe Di Bari
Cristiano Serino ... Orchestra Director
Enzo Ardone ... Giorgione
Fabio Colussi ... Compagno piemontese
Maria Luisa Seravesi ... Compagna piemontese
Marco Guadagno ... Impiegato assegnazione caso
Melissa Celli ... Amadeo - at 2 years
Francesco Salvatore Lodato ... Amadeo - at 5 years

Directed by
Daniele Luchetti 
 
Writing credits
Antonio Pennacchi (novel "Il Fasciocomunista")

Daniele Luchetti  story and screenplay
Sandro Petraglia  story and screenplay
Stefano Rulli  story and screenplay

Produced by
Marco Chimenz .... producer
Matteo De Laurentiis .... executive producer: Cattleya
Gina Gardini .... executive producer
Bruno Ridolfi .... line producer
Giovanni Stabilini .... producer
Riccardo Tozzi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Franco Piersanti 
 
Cinematography by
Claudio Collepiccolo 
 
Film Editing by
Mirco Garrone 
 
Casting by
Gianni Costantino 
 
Production Design by
Francesco Frigeri 
 
Costume Design by
Maria Rita Barbera 
 
Makeup Department
Francesco Pegoretti .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Paolo Venditti .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michele Corona .... second assistant director
Gianni Costantino .... first assistant director
Gianluca Mizzi .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Roberto Benetti .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Gianluca Basili .... sound effects editor
Sergio Basili .... foley artist
Daniela Bassani .... sound editor
Francesco Cucinelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Davide Palmiotto .... ProTools operator
Davide Palmiotto .... sound assistant
Bruno Pupparo .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Luca Ricci .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Stefano Camberini .... digital mastering editor
Francesco Cosatti .... roto artist: Proxima
Fabrizio Cucinotta .... recording operator
Simone Fontana .... digital mastering editor
Fabio Luongo .... lead compositor
 
Stunts
Paolo Antonini .... stunts
Alessandro Borgese .... stunt coordinator
Alessandro Borgese .... stunt performer
Alessandro Novelli .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Simone Barbona .... grip
Ernesto Busillo .... video assist operator
Fabrizio Cucinotta .... electrician
Claudio Gallicchio .... electrician
Patrizio Marra .... grip
Michele Paradisi .... second assistant camera
Mauro Pezzotti .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marzia Nardone .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Francesco Garrone .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Andrea Belletti .... driver
 
Other crew
Salvatore Borghese .... master of arms (as Salvatore Borgese)
Tea Cappiello .... production secretary
Alberto Mattia Cerri .... production secretary
Carmela Compagnone .... production accountant
Claudia Croce .... team: Cattleya
Alice Di Giacomo .... script supervisor assistant
Daniele Esposito .... production assistant
Daniela Macrillo .... payroll clerk
Raffaella Ridolfi .... unit manager
Tommaso Vozzi .... production assistant
 

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Also Known As:
"Mio fratello è figlio unico" - Italy (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexual content
Runtime:
USA:108 min | France:100 min
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The conversations with some fascists of the suburbs around Rome has inspired Daniele Luchetti for the lines of Luca Zingaretti's character.See more »

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82 out of 112 people found the following review useful.
Enough already...., 20 April 2007
Author: pierlorenzodangelo from Italy

The first 30 minutes or so made me hope for the best. Elio Germano is an actor with an extraordinary power to grab his audience and make us care, plus, the film seemed to move away from the (very good) book it is based on and go for the most engaging comedic aspects of the story. I knew it was too good to be true. Shortly after the film falls in a series of common places robbing us from the possibility to be surprised, engaged or even care. I wonder why it is that we - in Italy I mean - feel the need to visit the past though the same identical paths. To tell you the truth, I'm sick and tired of it. Can we tell stories that live out of its own strength. Politics, intellectual reflections without any, real, base on reality. We are known for protesting at a bar table, maybe go to a demonstration but at the end of the day we are going to do what we're told. Honestly or dishonestly. Could it be that, this relentless film revisions, is a tacit way to justify the fact that we've been so ineffectual in real life. We've been through everything and more but nothing has really changed. We're better identified by the Alberto Sordi characters like the one in "La Grande Guerra" by the great Mario Monicelli. My question is: If I, as an Italian, couldn't care less about the political mismatch of two Italian brothers, imagine the rest of the world. How confusing and ultimately annoying way to tell a story. There was a sort of uproar today, knowing that this film had not been selected for the official selection at the Cannes Film Fest. Hey, come on, think again. Why should it be? There is absolutely nothing new in it. Nothing! Riccardo Scamarcio continues to sleep walk through his film roles. He is beautiful but not nearly as magnetic as Elio Germano. I hope we'll wake up soon and realize that we won't change the past by revisiting it. That we are who we are and should look ahead to see what happens.

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