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My Brilliant Friend 

L'amica geniale (original title)
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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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The shoe sales are slow, so Stefano makes a deal with the Solares despite Lila's objections. Elena is thrown out of class for expressing her mind, she writes an article about that. ...


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Series cast summary:
Valentina Acca ...  Nunzia Cerullo 8 episodes, 2018
Antonio Buonanno Antonio Buonanno ...  Fernando Cerullo 8 episodes, 2018
Gennaro Canonico Gennaro Canonico ...  Alfredo Peluso 8 episodes, 2018
Pina Di Gennaro Pina Di Gennaro ...  Melina Cappuccio 8 episodes, 2018
Sarah Falanga Sarah Falanga ...  Maria Carracci 8 episodes, 2018
Luca Gallone ...  Vittorio Greco 8 episodes, 2018
Antonio Milo Antonio Milo ...  Silvio Solara 8 episodes, 2018
Alba Rohrwacher ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 2018
Imma Villa Imma Villa ...  Imma Solara 8 episodes, 2018
Annarita Vitolo Annarita Vitolo ...  Immacolata Greco 8 episodes, 2018
Dora Romano Dora Romano ...  Teacher Oliviero 7 episodes, 2018
Margherita Mazzucco ...  Elena as teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Giovanni Amura Giovanni Amura ...  Stefano Carracci as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Giovanni Buselli Giovanni Buselli ...  Enzo Scanno as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Fabrizio Cottone Fabrizio Cottone ...  Alfonso Carracci as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Miriam D'Angelo Miriam D'Angelo ...  Marisa Sarratore as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Gennaro De Stefano Gennaro De Stefano ...  Rino Cerullo as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Elvis Esposito ...  Marcello Solara as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Alessio Gallo ...  Michele Solara as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Gaia Girace ...  Lila as teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Christian Giroso Christian Giroso ...  Antonio Cappuccio as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Rosaria Langellotto Rosaria Langellotto ...  Gigliola Spagnuolo as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Ulrike Migliaresi Ulrike Migliaresi ...  Ada Cappuccio as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Francesca Pezzella Francesca Pezzella ...  Carmela Peluso as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Eduardo Scarpetta Eduardo Scarpetta ...  Pasquale Peluso as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Francesco Serpico Francesco Serpico ...  Nino Sarratore as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
Federica Sollazzo Federica Sollazzo ...  Pinuccia Carracci as a teenager 6 episodes, 2018
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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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Italy | USA

Language:

Italian | Neapolitan

Release Date:

18 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'amica geniale See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy

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The series was filmed in a number of Italian municipalities, including: Acerra (Naples), Casapulla, Maddaloni and Santa Maria Capua Vetere (Campania), and Fondi (Lazio). See more »

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

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Thoroughly enjoyed
16 December 2018 | by nancyldraperSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this first series of MY BRILLIANT FRIEND. The casting was a little awkward, matching up the young then the teenage actors, but the performances soon swept you along. (My only advice is keep track of the family units.) Complex story telling. Informative look at the working poor in the 50s and 60s post-war Italy. Some twists you don't expect, but an intimate look at friendship. Can't wait for series two next fall (possibility of 4 series that will follow the quintet of books). I give this first series an 8 (great) out of 10. {Drama}


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