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David's Birthday (2009)

Il compleanno (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 28 May 2010 (Italy)
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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A group of friends rent a magnificent house by the sea to spend the summer together. The 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 / Charles from VA

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Desire and Discovery on the Italian Riviera


Drama | Mystery | Romance


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28 May 2010 (Italy)  »

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David's Birthday  »

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Nice movie !
26 June 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A Great Italian movie. I didn't like the ending though , but still a wonderful movie (why should all gay relationships be tarnished with guilt by writers). For some reason European films have a lower ranking than Hollywood films on IMDb even though they are sometimes of better quality. This is a great drama film.

Whats great about this movie is the way it recreates moments and precisely conveys what the characters are feeling - the bike scene with David and Matteo is superbly done with background song "zingara" - interpreted by Iva Zanicchi, which is great. The actor who plays David's character is a real hotty by the way, watch out for an intimate scene with a song by Loretta Goggi - "Maledetta Primavera" in the background. The opera style music played in the beginning and end is a bit strong I felt - reminds me of 'Death in Venice'.

The movie has a great realistic and natural style to it, everything including conversation flows smoothly and is completely engrossing. A good watch.

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