My Brilliant Friend (2018– )
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Le scarpe 

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Elena grows tired of Gino, while Lila rejects two potential suitors at a cost; a rare outing into the city turns violent; Elena worries about not being there for Lila after accepting an ... See full summary »


Saverio Costanzo



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Episode credited cast:
Margherita Mazzucco ... Elena as teenager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentina Acca ... Nunzia Cerullo
Giovanni Amura Giovanni Amura ... Stefano Carracci as a teenager
Antonio Buonanno Antonio Buonanno ... Fernando Cerullo
Giovanni Buselli Giovanni Buselli ... Enzo Scanno as a teenager
Gennaro Canonico Gennaro Canonico ... Alfredo Peluso
Fabrizio Cottone Fabrizio Cottone ... Alfonso Carracci as a teenager
Miriam D'Angelo Miriam D'Angelo ... Marisa Sarratore as a teenager
Gennaro De Stefano Gennaro De Stefano ... Rino Cerullo as a teenager
Pina Di Gennaro Pina Di Gennaro ... Melina Cappuccio
Elvis Esposito ... Marcello Solara as a teenager
Sarah Falanga Sarah Falanga ... Maria Carracci
Alessio Gallo ... Michele Solara as a teenager
Luca Gallone ... Vittorio Greco
Gaia Girace ... Lila as teenager


Elena grows tired of Gino, while Lila rejects two potential suitors at a cost; a rare outing into the city turns violent; Elena worries about not being there for Lila after accepting an invitation to spend the summer away from the neighborhood. Written by Anonymous B

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Drama | Family | Romance




Italy | USA



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2 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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lost into the view..
5 December 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

My Brilliant Friend

Costanzo's harrowing adapted vision for Ferrante's novel has a purity in its breed that is soaked in hot lava of emotions that melts you down in its specificity. Without any whatsoever obligation, the honesty that peels human nature in here is frankly inedible and at time cringe worthy to encounter it on screen. The violence and the bold uncertainty that it is brimmed with, takes your breath away. The adapted screenplay is a force to be reckoned with.

The elaborative narration is layered and thought provoking that pushes the viewers every now and then. The three dimensional characters are well crafted and they are very grounded. The absence of control over your life does communicate with the viewers. And it is those characters that makes sure you stick by that feeling till the end of the ride. It enrages you and elevates the momentum of the sequence. Personally I prefer its horrors than the drama. I prefer it when the characters are scared and angry, the mob mentality that is overpowered in here by a smart mature being.

And even though the characters make mistake and aren't always ethically on mark, they are definitely more human than we usually see. The relationship between the two lead characters is eerily honest, it isn't your generous textbook material, it feeds on the environment that was fed to it, the language is pretty much transparent. The performance by the cast is hauntingly beautiful along with its brilliant execution, the novel is sincerely respected on each frame.

Le Scarpe

The music, the ice cream, the rivalry, the amendments, this is basically a deal gone "right" episode where the baits are of higher stakes than the target, and with no bars holding on projecting cringing family drama on screen, the series once again never fails to impress us.

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