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Three Brothers (Tre fratelli)

Franceso Rosi's warm, thoughtful tale sees a family gathering observe grievous modern problems -- after so much violence in Italian politics people are still looking for humanistic solutions. Philippe Noiret heads a great cast (with Charles Vanel) in this mellow reflection on 'the things of life.' Three Brothers Region B Blu-ray + Pal DVD Arrow Academy (UK) 1981 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 111 min. / Street Date April 4, 2016 / Tre fratelli / Available from Amazon UK  Starring Philippe Noiret, Michele Placido, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Charles Vanel, Andréa Ferréol, Maddalena Crippa, Rosaria Tafuri, Marta Zoffoli, Simonetta Stefanelli. Cinematography Pasqualino De Santis Editor Ruggero Mastroianni Original Music Piero Piccioni Written by Tonino Guerra, Francesco Rosi from the book by A. Platonov Produced by Antonio Macri, Giorgio Nocella Directed by Francesco Rosi

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

So few of Francesco Rosi's films were released in the United States that until Criterion's disc of Salvatore Giuliano my only image of
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Next Factor: 'Ghost Rider' Star Violante Placido

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It's impossible not to notice Italian actress Violante Placido. She possesses the kind of stunning beauty that makes men forget their names, particularly if she's showing off her considerable natural gifts in a movie like "The American."

After her scene-stealing performance opposite George Clooney, it's no wonder Hollywood came calling again to offer her a sexy role in the action sequel "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance." Placido plays the kind of fiercely protective mother who would gladly put a bullet in you if it meant saving her kid. With her alluring charm and acting pedigree, Placido should be a household name in no time.

Age: 35

Hometown: Rome, Italy

What She's Done: Placido started acting as a teenager in her native Italy, appearing in more than 30 film and television projects there. She made her Hollywood movie debut playing an Italian prostitute whom George Clooney's character employs and then falls for
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Trailer trash

The censors reveal how many F-words you can say to an under-12 film fan, and Anne Hathaway's colleagues scour London for a vegan cake

How Many F's in that?

"Let's take a break from violence and move on to sex," is perhaps not something you hear every day but it's a common segue at the British Board of Film Classification. Last week, the censors took me through a fascinating year in cuts, including taming Jennifer Lopez's instant orgasm in The Back-up Plan and Sly Stallone grimly twisting a knife in a rebel soldier's throat in The Expendables. There was some mild glue-sniffing in Joan Jett memoir The Runaways that had to go (the censors deemed this a pity, "as it provided nice period detail"), yet the cartoon violence in Kick-Ass was deemed Ok for a 15 certificate, even though it involved a pre-teen girl slicing off legs and using the C-word.
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