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Misunderstood (1966)

Incompreso (Vita col figlio) (original title)
Andrew's brave front convinces his father that he is unaffected by his mother's death. Playmate and protector of his little brother Miles, he is often blamed when mischief goes wrong. Only ... See full summary »


Luigi Comencini


Florence Montgomery (novel), Leonardo Benvenuti (screenplay) (as Leo Benvenuti) | 3 more credits »
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Complete credited cast:
Anthony Quayle ... Sir John Edward Duncombe
Stefano Colagrande Stefano Colagrande ... Andrew Duncombe
Simone Giannozzi Simone Giannozzi ... Miles Duncombe
John Sharp ... Uncle William 'Will'
Adriana Facchetti Adriana Facchetti ... Luisa
Anna Maria Nardini Anna Maria Nardini ... Little girl in movie theater
Silla Bettini Silla Bettini ... Judo teacher
Rino Benini Rino Benini ... Casimirio
Giorgia Moll ... Miss Judy (as Georgia Moll)
Graziella Granata Graziella Granata ... Dora


Andrew's brave front convinces his father that he is unaffected by his mother's death. Playmate and protector of his little brother Miles, he is often blamed when mischief goes wrong. Only when tragedy strikes does his father recognize Andrew's true qualities. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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The needs of a child are often misunderstood.




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Release Date:

21 January 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

El incomprendido See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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Color (Technicolor)
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Italian censorship visa # 48132 delivered on 10 November 1966. See more »


Referenced in Bad Company (1999) See more »


Piano concerto #23 in A
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Italian director Luigi Comencini shows the death of a family member being experienced by young boys.
20 August 2009 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

In the history of professional film-making,death of a charming family member is a serious yet innocent theme.It is a common knowledge that an amateur director will butcher the look and shape of the film by turning it into a shameless tear jerker.But things would surely be different if the same matter is passed on to a veteran cinéaste.In the hands of versatile Italian director Luigi Comencini death of a family member theme has become a film almost close to a masterpiece.He has shown that his film has no place for melodrama as he depicts human side of people who cope up with the death of a family member.This sad event has been portrayed in the character of a diplomat who has to look after his two young sons after the demise of his wife.Incompreso is an Italian film about the intellectual growth of people both young and old alike who have to face their daily lives in the wake of a death in their midst.Comencini must be felicitated for the manner in which he portrays how life goes on as people must become strong even if there is a somber event of death around.This is because there is nothing in this world for weak people. Everybody must find own ways of dealing with the loss of family members.This is the only sensible message of this film.

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