MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,717 this week

18 Years Later (2010)
"Diciotto anni dopo" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 June 2010 (Italy)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 147 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 6 critic

Two estranged brothers, traveling in a classically restored Morgan convertible, are obliged to deliver their father's ashes to his hometown in Calabria. Genziano (co-writer Marco Bonini) ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 247 titles
created 19 Nov 2010
 
a list of 19 titles
created 03 Sep 2011
 
a list of 510 titles
created 26 Sep 2011
 
a list of 516 titles
created 05 Sep 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "18 Years Later" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 18 Years Later (2010)

18 Years Later (2010) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 18 Years Later.
5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Alice lives in a beautiful villa. She has a husband who makes a lot of money, a nine-year-old son and three servants who happen to be immigrants. She is superficial, haughty and racist. But... See full summary »

Director: Massimiliano Bruno
Stars: Paola Cortellesi, Raoul Bova, Rocco Papaleo
The Squad (TV Movie 2000)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Claudio Fragasso
Stars: Edoardo Leo, Ivan Lucarelli, Giampiero Lisarelli
20 Cigarettes (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Autobiographical story about an assistant director who receives an offer to fly to Iraq in order to shoot a film.

Director: Aureliano Amadei
Stars: Vinicio Marchioni, Carolina Crescentini, Giorgio Colangeli
Saimir (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Albanian teenager, Saimir, emigrates to Italy to start a new life with his father. His father tries to make a living transporting illegal immigrants. When this fails to make his father any ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Munzi
Stars: Xhevdet Ferri, Anna Ferruzzo, Lavinia Guglielman
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Edoardo Leo
Stars: Raoul Bova, Antonino Bruschetta, Giorgio Colangeli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Claudio Amendola
Stars: Damiano De Laurentis, Ennio Fantastichini, Antonello Fassari
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
Director: Manuela Tempesta
Stars: Laura Chiatti, Sabrina Impacciatore, Michela Andreozzi
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Rolando Ravello
Stars: Ambra Angiolini, Edoardo Leo, Paolo Calabresi
Director: Marco Bonini
Stars: Claudia Gerini, Barbora Bobulova, Marco Bonini
Italians (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Giovanni Veronesi
Stars: Carlo Verdone, Sergio Castellitto, Riccardo Scamarcio
The Big Dream (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Placido
Stars: Laura Morante, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jasmine Trinca
Viva l'Italia (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Massimiliano Bruno
Stars: Raoul Bova, Ambra Angiolini, Michele Placido
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Genziano
Edoardo Leo ...
Mirko
Sabrina Impacciatore ...
Mirella
Eugenia Costantini ...
Cate
...
Enrico
Tommaso Olivieri ...
Davide
...
Avvocato Camilli
Max Mazzotta ...
Portiere Hotel 1 Stella
Carlotta Natoli ...
La logorroica
Pasquale Anselmo ...
Funzionario cimitero
Valerio Aprea ...
Operatore crematorio
Luisa De Santis ...
Signora funerale
Daniela Carloni ...
Signora funerale 2
Antonio Fulfaro ...
Addolorato
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Concetta Cilona ...
Suora 1
Edit

Storyline

Two estranged brothers, traveling in a classically restored Morgan convertible, are obliged to deliver their father's ashes to his hometown in Calabria. Genziano (co-writer Marco Bonini) and Mirko (co-writer/director Edoardo Leo) haven't spoken for 18 years, ever since a mysterious accident involving their mother. After the incident, Genziano immigrates to England, where he is a successful businessman, while Mirko stays in Italy working in their father's auto shop. As the brothers travel across Italy, sometimes accompanied by the beautiful and mysterious hitchhiker Cate, they learn to communicate again and fight about various family secrets. Meanwhile, in Rome, Mirko's wife develops a tender relationship with the grandfather who came from London with Genziano. A touching and funny work about sibling relations, "Eighteen Years Later" showcases the collaborative teamwork of Leo and Bonini, the picturesque Calabrian countryside, and a diverse and bouncy soundtrack. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

4 June 2010 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

18 Anos Depois  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Enrico: When life divides only death can reunite. Do you know who said this?
Mirella: Ehm, no.
Enrico: Neither do I. Let's hope it was right.
See more »

Soundtracks

Invisible
Written by 'Vincenzo Moretto'
Performed by 'A Toys Orchestra'
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Edoardo Leo and Marco Bonini pick up speed on their way to a moving finale.
21 July 2010 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

FILM REVIEWS 18 Years Later -- Film Review By Natasha Senjanovic, June 04, 2010 06:46 ET

ROME -- "18 Years Later" is a decade-long labor of love for actor and first-time director Edoardo Leo and his co-star and co-writer Marco Bonini (fresh off of French mega-hit "Camping 2").

Though it breaks no new ground in the family drama/road movie genre, the film has a gentle charm that grows as the story weaves towards a satisfyingly cathartic but not cutesy ending.

Winner of a special mention at the Rome Independent Film Festival, "18 Years Later" has been acquired by FremantleMedia, who will handle world sales. Already on its way to festivals worldwide, this intimate-but- universal story with art house appeal will serve the filmmakers well as a calling card for future projects. A remake may also be in the works with the potential U.K. distributor.

Brothers Mirko (Leo) and Genziano (Bonini) haven't spoken or seen each other since their mother died in a car accident when they were teenagers. Soon after, Genziano moved to London and became a successful stockbroker while the stuttering, insecure Mirko stayed to work as a mechanic in the family-run garage.

Eighteen years later, Genziano returns to Rome, for 24 hours, for their father's funeral only to discover that the man's dying wish was to have his ashes laid by his wife's grave, in Calabria. Which means his sons must make the trip to southern Italy in the antique Morgan in which their mother died, which he painstakingly and secretly rebuilt over time.

Mirko convinces his brother to take the trip. Naturally complications arise: The phone-addicted Genziano risks losing an important client, the brothers pick up a flighty hitchhiker (Eugenia Costantini) and, of course, the car breaks down. All the while the brothers only allude to their problems while their maternal grandfather (Gabriele Ferzetti) reveals the painful past to Leo's wife (Sabrina Impacciatore) in an interwoven subplot.

Bouncy music -- a blend of folk, Balkan and circus melody -- adds a light touch throughout a journey that smartly avoids being a postcard expedition through Italy. Nevertheless, the film takes a while to settle into its groove. In the first half, Mirko is too pathetic too often while Genziano is too much the straight man.

A middle segment, in which the brothers get picked up hitchhiking by a series of over-the-top characters, provides less comic relief than the shifting relationship between Mirko and Genziano.

Luckily, as the story and characters develop, so too Leo and Bonini relax into a more convincing, restrained chemistry, the script and Leo's direction pulling them back from pathos whenever they venture too close to the edge. The final, inevitable confrontation is well-played and genuinely moving. The last scene is a pearl that playfully wraps things up without imparting facile life lessons.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film-reviews/18-years-later-film- review-1004095757.story


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
IBIZA FILM FESTIVAL DeAngelisGroup
Discuss 18 Years Later (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?