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The Best Years (2020)

Gli anni più belli (original title)
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The story of Italy, from the 80s to nowadays, told through the life of four friends, Giulio, Gemma, Paolo e Riccardo; during 40 years of loves, aspirations, success and failures.

Director:

Gabriele Muccino

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Gabriele Muccino (story), Paolo Costella (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Giulio
Micaela Ramazzotti ... Gemma
Kim Rossi Stuart ... Paolo
Claudio Santamaria ... Riccardo
Nicoletta Romanoff ... Margherita
Emma Marrone Emma Marrone ... Anna
Alma Noce ... Gemma adolescente
Francesco Centorame Francesco Centorame ... Giulio adolescente
Andrea Pittorino Andrea Pittorino ... Paolo adolescente
Matteo De Buono ... Riccardo adolescente
Mariano Rigillo Mariano Rigillo ... Avvocato Nobili
Francesco Acquaroli ... On. Sergio Angelucci
Paola Sotgiu Paola Sotgiu ... Madre di Paolo
Fabrizio Nardi Fabrizio Nardi ... Oreste
Gennaro Apicella Gennaro Apicella ... Nunzio
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The story of Italy, from the 80s to nowadays, told through the life of four friends, Giulio, Gemma, Paolo e Riccardo; during 40 years of loves, aspirations, success and failures.

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Inspired by Ettore Scola's "C'eravamo tanto amati". Rights were secured by production before the film was released See more »

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References We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974) See more »

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Gli anni più belli
Written and performed by Claudio Baglioni
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The best years are the ones we dare to live fully
16 February 2020 | by sntvcnSee all my reviews

"Gli anni più belli" portraits 40 years in the life of four friends whose personal stories intersects recent history. On the steps of Lelouch "Bolero" and Scola's "C'eravamo tanto amati", which is explicitly quoted. Although the movie develops on the edge of mannerism and can be fairly accused of lacking subtlety in some of its topic scenes (as often with Muccino's work), its message is true and powerful: the best years are the ones we dare to live fully. Love is not the romantic fantasy that happens to you in Hollywood movies, it is not a commodity, but it is an ongoing practice of care, respect, forgiveness for others. Connection is the answer. All actors deliver great performances (Ramazzotti in particular). The movie is packed with quotations from Italian classics which will please movie lovers.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 February 2020 (Italy) See more »

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Budget:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,035,246
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2.39 : 1
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