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David's Birthday (2009)

Il compleanno (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 28 May 2010 (Italy)
Two couples are enjoying their summer at the beach, but when the grown son of one couple arrives, it surprisingly stirs something in the husband of the other couple, will the forbidden feelings end badly?

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Diego
... Francesca
... Matteo
... Shary
Christo Jivkov ... Leonard
... Giuliana
Thyago Alves ... David
Eleonora Mazzoni ... Flaminia
... Massimo
Maria Luisa De Crescenzo ... Aurora
Federica Sbrenna ... Vanessa
Marianna De Rossi ... Chicca
Daniele De Angelis ... Orazio
Marco Roscini ... Lucio
Marco Casu ... Fabio
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A group of friends rent a magnificent house by the sea to spend the summer together. The arrival of Shary and Diego's son David sets something off in everyone, especially Matteo, an accomplished psychoanalyst who is married to Francesca. David's lonely and enigmatic uncle Leonard senses the reasons behind the dangerous tension, hidden beneath layers of silence and friendly banter. This vacation will indelibly mark everybody's life. Written by Anonymous / Charles from VA

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Desire and Discovery on the Italian Riviera

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Not Overly Long and Definitely Not Limp
25 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

As you watch this film, you'll find yourself wanting to scream, "Don't do it. Stop! Stop!," that is, if you have ever betrayed the best that you have for something that you should not obtain. The acting is excellent, and believe me, after having watched more than my fair share of French films, this Italian creation is an action film in comparison. A malevolent, mythological undertone, the antithesis of those mystical experiences found in Italy by E. M. Forester's Brits on vacation, lurks just below the surface as the story lurches toward what did not have to be inevitable. If you watch closely and listen intently, David's Birthday says much about betrayal and unrequited love.


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