A woman recounts the lifelong friendship and conflicts with a girl she met at primary school in Naples during the early 1950s.

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Saverio Costanzo
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Alba Rohrwacher ...  Narrator 16 episodes, 2018-2020
Margherita Mazzucco ...  Elena Greco 14 episodes, 2018-2020
Gaia Girace ...  Lila Cerullo 14 episodes, 2018-2020
Annarita Vitolo Annarita Vitolo ...  Immacolata Greco 14 episodes, 2018-2020
Alessio Gallo ...  Michele Solara 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Valentina Acca ...  Nunzia Cerullo 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Giovanni Amura ...  Stefano Carracci 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Antonio Buonanno Antonio Buonanno ...  Fernando Cerullo 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Gennaro De Stefano Gennaro De Stefano ...  Rino Cerullo 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Francesco Serpico Francesco Serpico ...  Nino Sarratore 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Elvis Esposito ...  Marcello Solara 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Luca Gallone ...  Vittorio Greco 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Fabrizio Cottone Fabrizio Cottone ...  Alfonso Carracci 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Ulrike Migliaresi Ulrike Migliaresi ...  Ada Cappuccio 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Sarah Falanga Sarah Falanga ...  Maria Carracci 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Chiara Di Costanzo Chiara Di Costanzo ...  Neighbor 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Pina Di Gennaro Pina Di Gennaro ...  Melina Cappuccio 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Anna Cerchia Anna Cerchia ...  Neighbor 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Federica Sollazzo Federica Sollazzo ...  Pinuccia Carracci 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Eduardo Scarpetta Eduardo Scarpetta ...  Pasquale Peluso 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Francesca Pezzella Francesca Pezzella ...  Carmela Peluso 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Rosaria Langellotto Rosaria Langellotto ...  Gigliola Spagnuolo 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Giuseppe Gavazzi Giuseppe Gavazzi ...  Player Bar Solara 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Imma Villa Imma Villa ...  Imma Solara 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Giovanni Buselli Giovanni Buselli ...  Enzo Scanno 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Matteo Castaldo Matteo Castaldo ...  Peppe Greco 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Ciro Alario Ciro Alario ...  Player Bar Solara 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Consiglia Aprovidolo Consiglia Aprovidolo ...  Neighbor 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Fabiana Ciancio Fabiana Ciancio ...  Neighbor 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Cristina Fraticola Cristina Fraticola ...  Elisa Greco / ... 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Evelina De Felice Evelina De Felice ...  Neighbor 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Loredana Di Martino Loredana Di Martino ...  Neighbor 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Raffaele Nocerino Raffaele Nocerino ...  Gianni Greco / ... 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Dora Romano Dora Romano ...  Miss Oliviero 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Francesco Coraggio Francesco Coraggio ...  4th Child Cerullo / ... 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Antonella Corsale Antonella Corsale ...  Neighbor 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Giuseppe Donnarumma Giuseppe Donnarumma ...  3rd Child Cerullo / ... 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Valentina Ceriello Valentina Ceriello ...  Neighbor 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Antonio Milo Antonio Milo ...  Silvio Solara 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Riccardo Palmieri Riccardo Palmieri ...  Gino 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Christian Giroso ...  Antonio Cappuccio 7 episodes, 2018-2020
Antonio Di Nota Antonio Di Nota ...  Player Bar Solara 7 episodes, 2018-2020
Lia Zinno Lia Zinno ...  Giuseppina Peluso 7 episodes, 2018-2020
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When the most important friend in her life seems to disappear without trace, Elena Greco, an elderly woman living in a house crammed with books, switches on her PC and starts writing her own story, and that of Lila. She tells the tale of their friendship, which started at school in the 1950s. Set in a dangerous but fascinating Naples, it is just the start of a story spanning sixty years of life. A tale that attempts to unveil the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend. Her best friend, and her worst enemy.

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While her family was on summer vacation in Oslo (Norway), child actress Elisa del Genio landed a role by sheer happenstance after HBO called her mother about scheduling a meeting with her brother Alberto for a part in their TV series. Elisa accompanied Alberto to the audition and HBO ended up choosing her instead. See more »

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Referenced in My True Brilliant Friend (2018) See more »

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This show hasn´t got the attention it deserves
4 December 2018 | by cqerliSee all my reviews

I´m kind of surprised that there´re so few people actually watching this show, despite how great it is. This show is the perfect adaption of Elena Ferrante´s Neapolitan Novels. Every line and every detail is showing respect to Ferrante´s original words. If you´re a female, go watch it. If you're a male, you should watch to get to know females.


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Country:

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Language:

Italian | Neapolitan

Release Date:

18 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'amica geniale See more »

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Naples, Campania, Italy See more »

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