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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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Jan Sardi

Writer:

Jan Sardi
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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

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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Did You Know?

Connections

References Samson and Delilah (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Mamma
Composed by Cesare A. Bixio (as Cesare Andrea Bixio)
Written by Cesare A. Bixio (as Bixio) and Bruno Cherubini (as Cherubini)
Performed by Craig J. Corsetti
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What a unique, wonderful movie!
13 June 2004 | by mani_ratnamSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at Cinema Paris at Fox Studios when I was in Sydney, Australia. Although the story has been done several times before, it is set amid a community of Italian immigrants in 1950's Australia, which makes it really unique.

Giovanni Ribisi (Angelo) is the only actor I was familiar with before this movie, but I have to say Adam Garcia (Gino) and Amelia Warner (Rosetta) steal the show. And they are both DROP DEAD gorgeous! Performance wise, I liked Sylvia de Santis (Connie) the best!

I loved how the characters evolve during the movie. Angelo seems to be weak and troubled emotionally, but turns out to be surprisingly robust. On the other hand, Gino, the more self-assured brother turns out to be quite vulnerable emotionally.

The music from Stephen Warbeck is wonderful. I especially liked the background music when Rosetta first sees the mural of Italy in the cafe. Andrew Lesnie's cinematography captures the beauty of both Italy and the Australian wilderness. And if these are the types of movies Jan Sardi continues to make, I want to see more.

You have to be a curmudgeon not to like this movie - it is so gentle and warm-hearted.


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