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

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  15 January 2010 (Italy)
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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

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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
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Aurora Frasca ...
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Giacomo Bibbiani ...
Bruno Michelucci - Bambino
Giulia Burgalassi ...
Valeria Michelucci - 1981
Francesco Rapalino ...
Bruno Michelucci - 1981
Isabella Cecchi ...
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Emanuele Barresi ...
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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

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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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Italian cinema returns to tell the life
29 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Paolo Virzi, the last heir of Italian comedy recounts the resentment of a child for a mother too generous, the ambitions of a great little woman in Italy in the sixties, the Italian province full of prejudices, the disease as an instrument of reconciliation. Between past and present, helped by a splendid cast including Stefania Sandrelli (muse of Pietro Germi and Bernardo Bertolucci, Ettore Scola return in a leading role with all his talent as an actress animal). Paolo Virzi signs his best movie, a film that makes you cry and laugh at the same time, a film that remains in the heart... Paolo Virzi, the last heir of Italian comedy recounts the resentment of a child for a mother too generous, the ambitions of a great little woman in Italy in the sixties, the Italian province full of prejudices, the disease as an instrument of reconciliation. Between past and present, helped by a splendid cast including Stefania Sandrelli (muse of Pietro Germi and Bernardo Bertolucci, Ettore Scola return in a leading role with all his talent as an actress animal). Paolo Virzi signs his best movie, a film that makes you cry and laugh at the same time, a film that remains in the heart...


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