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The First Beautiful Thing (2010)
"La prima cosa bella" (original title)

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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

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Valerio Mastandrea ...
Bruno Michelucci - 2009
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Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci - 1971-1981
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Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci - 2009
Marco Messeri ...
Il Nesi
Sergio Albelli ...
Mario Michelucci
Claudia Pandolfi ...
Valeria Michelucci - 2009
Fabrizia Sacchi ...
Sandra
Aurora Frasca ...
Valeria Michelucci - Bambina
Giacomo Bibbiani ...
Bruno Michelucci - Bambino
Giulia Burgalassi ...
Valeria Michelucci - 1981
Francesco Rapalino ...
Bruno Michelucci - 1981
Isabella Cecchi ...
Zia Leda Nigiotti
Emanuele Barresi ...
Roberto Lenzi
Dario Ballantini ...
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Cristiano Cenerini
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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

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A Primeira Coisa Bela  »

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Italy's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards. See more »


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Il tango della capinera
Written by Bixio and Cherubini
Performed by Blue Alesandra and his orchestra
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70s revisited
3 July 2011 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Most people agree that the Golden Age of Italian movies started with Rosselini's "Rome-Open City" and ended about 15 years before Mastroianni's death. What's the cause of that, we can't be sure of.

This film about the drug depending teacher, who remembers his mother during the last decade of that era and how she involuntarily destroyed the lives of him and his sister. They really haven't begun yet. His mother another example of the common Italian film theme "Too beautiful for her own good".

But that theme would have been done better in the hands of the golden Italian directors and good acting really don't make that much difference here.


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