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Love's Brother (2004)

Despairing of ever finding love, the insecure Angelo uses a photo of his handsome brother Gino to convince a beautiful Italian girl across the sea to marry him. Gino is delighted for Angelo... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giovanni Ribisi ... Angelo Donnini
Adam Garcia ... Gino Donnini
Joe Petruzzi ... Zio Luigi
Rodney Afif ... Guido
Bruno Lucia Bruno Lucia ... Paolo
Mario Di Ienno Mario Di Ienno ... Café Latino #1
Marco Sellitto Marco Sellitto ... Café Latino #2
Dina Panozzo Dina Panozzo ... Zia Norma
John Bluthal ... Pepe
Silvia De Santis Silvia De Santis ... 'Connie' Concetta Garibaldi
Barry Otto ... Father Alfredo
Reg Mombassa Reg Mombassa ... Gypsy Artist
Osvaldo Maione Osvaldo Maione ... Franco
Eleanor Bron ... Signora Carmellina
Anna Burgess ... Dancing Blonde
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Despairing of ever finding love, the insecure Angelo uses a photo of his handsome brother Gino to convince a beautiful Italian girl across the sea to marry him. Gino is delighted for Angelo, until he finds out what happened. To complicate matters further, when Angelo introduces his brother to Rosetta it's love at first sight Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Australia | UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

1 April 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine italienische Hochzeit See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$676,242
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Features Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Oltre la tempesta
Music by Francesco Sartori
Lyrics by Lucio Quarantotto
Performed by Marcelo Álvarez (as Marcelo Alvarez) & Salvatore Licitra
Published by Sugar S.r.L.
Copyright 1996 Sugar S.r.L.
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need coffee now
29 March 2004 | by aelstSee all my reviews

We saw this movie at the Palace Norton Cinema, quite appropriate since it is a movie about Italian culture.

It is about two close brothers, one is painfully socially inept but sweet, and the other is the opposite. This is set in Victoria, Australia, in the olden days, so there are plenty of good old costumes. Its a humourous plot, the brothers are involved with two girls, one fresh of the boat (literally because thats how they travel back then) from Italy, and another who has been Aussiefied. Throughout the movie we see relationships between them break and build.

In the movie is the first time I've heard of the rule of having the eldest sibling married before the younger ones, so I'm not sure if thats Italian culture. This movie also reinforced my view that mail-order brides or arranged marriages will never work. There is an expresso machine and lots of people drinking coffee in the movie, so make sure you bring a nice cup of coffee into the movie so you don't feel left out.

A thoughtful movie, exploring love and culturally identity. 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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