The Way We Laughed (1998)

The Way We Laughed



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This Italian period drama is divided into six titled chapters, each covering a single day between 1958 and 1964. Illiterate Sicilian Giovanni arrives at Turin where his younger brother Pietro attends school. As the years pass, Pietro has little awareness of the sacrifices made on his behalf by his brother.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Gianni Amelio
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 20, 2004
New Yorker Films



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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (12)

To watch Gianni Amelio's luminous The Way We Laughed is to reconnect with Italian cinema in all its richness of emotion and command of expressive gesture.

Full Review… | August 15, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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A haunting, richly textured film that, like the Italian director's unforgettable Lamerica, dramatizes the plight of poverty on an epic scale.

Full Review… | June 14, 2002
Boston Globe
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... a masterpiece about filial love and the horrors of poverty.

Full Review… | March 21, 2002
Chicago Tribune
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This is the kind of European film you rarely see anymore, with characters and circumstances that are easily debatable. Two viewers may never reach the same conclusion about the film.

February 8, 2002
Miami Herald
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The making of this picture is so sure that hope for Amelio, for his future, is almost forced on us.

December 5, 2001
The New Republic
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More frustrating than gripping thanks to the fractured, often confusing narrative and the director's pro-pensity for extremely long takes.

November 30, 2001
Hollywood Reporter
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