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David's Birthday (2009)
"Il compleanno" (original title)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Romance  -  28 May 2010 (Italy)
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Two couples are enjoying their summer at the beach, but when the grown son of one couple arrives, it surprisingly stirs something in the husband of the other couple, will the forbidden feelings end badly?

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Diego
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Francesca
Massimo Poggio ...
Matteo
Michela Cescon ...
Shary
Christo Jivkov ...
Leonard
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Giuliana
Thyago Alves ...
David
Eleonora Mazzoni ...
Flaminia
Paolo Giovannucci ...
Massimo
Maria Luisa De Crescenzo ...
Aurora
Federica Sbrenna ...
Vanessa
Marianna De Rossi ...
Chicca
Daniele De Angelis ...
Orazio
Marco Roscini ...
Lucio
Marco Casu ...
Fabio
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A group of friends rent a magnificent house by the sea to spend the summer together. The unexpected arrival of Shary and Diego's son David sets something off in everyone, especially Matteo, an accomplished psychoanalyst who is married to Francesca. David's lonely and enigmatic uncle Leonard senses the reasons behind the dangerous tension, hidden beneath layers of silence and friendly banter. This vacation will indelibly mark everybody's life. Written by Anonymous

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Desire and Discovery on the Italian Riviera

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Brilliant Italian Film
9 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe it's because I'm Italian but this Italian film is absolutely brilliant. Anyone who says otherwise obviously doesn't get it based on what the various reviews here say. Nor is this film for the faint of heart or the weak of mind. It is stimulating, thoughtful, and very intense because you never know what will happen next, a true sign of a great film. It keeps you at the edge of your seat biting your fingernails. But any film that begins with a Wagner opera is nothing to sneeze at and if you don't get Wagner you won't get this film either. Visually, it is nothing less than stunning, in fact may very well be the most beautiful film I have ever seen. The eroticism is unprecedented, true art, done so perfect that I sat there with my mouth open because it never borders on the vulgar. The cast is sublime, just about the most perfect casting you can imagine.


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