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Tre Fratelli (Three Brothers) (1981)

Tre Fratelli (Three Brothers) (1981)

Tre Fratelli (Three Brothers)





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An adaptation of Platonov's The Third Son, Francesco Rosi's Three Brothers is a leisurely, moving tale of three brothers who return to their childhood country village for their mother's funeral.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Tonino Guerra, Francesco Rosi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 16, 2002


Philippe Noiret
as Raffaele Giuranna
Charles Vanel
as Donato Giuranna
Michele Placido
as Nicola Giuranna
Vittorio Mezzogiorno
as Rocco Giuranna / You...
Andrea Ferreol
as Raffaele's wife
Sara Tafuri
as Rosaria
Tino Schipinzi
as Raffaele's Friend
Simonetta Stefanelli
as Young Donato's Wife
Accursio Di Leo
as Friend at Bar
Cosimo Milone
as Raffaele's Son
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Three Brothers shows how societal violence is a toxin in the lives of these characters.

Full Review… | February 4, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

June 18, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Tre Fratelli (Three Brothers)

[font=Century Gothic]Skillfully directed by Francesco Rosi, "Three Brothers" is a subtly powerful and surprisingly unsentimental movie that flows smoothly between the past, present and future about three brothers returning to the small village where they grew up for their mother's funeral. Raffaele(Philippe Noiret) is a judge about to hear a high-profile terrorism case. Rocco(Vittorio Mezzogiorno) is a social worker who works with juvenile delinquents. Nicola(MIchele Placido) is a factory worker who is separated from his wife. He has brought along his daughter, Marta(Marta Zoffoli), along for the ride. It is interesting to note that the brothers represent different stages of criminality. Rocco tries to reform troubled youth. Nicola is moving closer to violence in his union activities while Raffaele sits in judgment. The brothers live in the cities of a violently shifting Italy while the town they grew up in has changed very little over the years. To the villagers, the outside world exists only as something to be watched on television.[/font]

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