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October 31, 2015
an enjoyable Italian film about 2 brothers growing up in the 60's and the battling ideology of Communism and Fascism
April 24, 2015
And it's good old Communist wisdom that saves the day ...
June 23, 2013
Set in Italy in the 60s and 70s, two brothers fight over love and political ideas. The film loses flair as the film progresses and the filmmaker refuses to pick a predominant theme. The initial concept itself is good and original.
Super Reviewer
June 4, 2013
Another fabulous film out of Italy that is a picture of the politics of the era when extreme points of view were advocated by those who would seek to deal with plodding governments. In this case, it is personal with different members of the family gravitating to the left and right. It sparkles.
½ May 1, 2013
This was an interesting film. Aspects of it were very black and white, which is ridiculous for a political film. Elio Germano was very good, both loveable and intensely dislikeable at the same time. He gave a captivating performance. His brother, Scamarcio, was the face that didn't have much going on behind it.
A good film, I watched it without considering pressing pause or stop. Just play.
November 30, 2012
Elio Germano is one of the best young italian actors of the moment, he's brillant! Scamarcio is more like a sex symbol to the italian teenagers, but in this movie he's good too.
½ November 16, 2012
Un film italiano forse un po' sopravvalutato. Un ottimo Elio Germano.
July 25, 2012
timo! Sobre dois irmos italianos, um comunista e o outro fascista.
½ April 11, 2012
This was an interesting film. Aspects of it were very black and white, which is ridiculous for a political film. Elio Germano was very good, both loveable and intensely dislikeable at the same time. He gave a captivating performance. His brother, Scamarcio, was the face that didn't have much going on behind it.
A good film, I watched it without considering pressing pause or stop. Just play.
February 11, 2012
Really good film, liked the general premise but would have preferred a different ending.
½ November 12, 2011
Wasn't sure what to make of this at first but it turned out quite good and not quite what you'd expect from this kind of film.
November 8, 2011
Great film. After seeing a couple of 'movies' it was very refreshing to see a real 'story' - credible, moving, powerful. The camera work and the music must have been excellent because I didn't notice them. The acting was superb, and the social and political milieu well observed.
October 24, 2011
Well told social story of ideology clashes in a family, town and state. The acting is also very polished.
July 31, 2011
Not sure why it's labeled as comedy as it wasn't really that funny. It's a coming of age drama set against the backdrop of Italy's 60/70's politics. Chances are you will find it a bit confusing if you are not familiar with the Italian history.
July 30, 2011
unnecessarily tragic. messy, interesting, gorgeous actress, but depressing.
July 27, 2011
A movie about politics, romance and family tinged with comedy. The story explores many avenues but without being completely convincing in any.
May 10, 2011
Interesting and entertaining movie about two brothers growing up during the turbulent years of political activism in Italy in the 60's and 70's
½ May 8, 2011
Something went awry with the pacing of the last third of the film. Other than that, charming film with superb actors giving a glimpse into one Italian family(TM)s life.
May 4, 2011
I really enjoyed this loud, boisterous, poignant film about family and politics and losing and finding your way.
March 31, 2011
Excellent acting, great story and funny.
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