My Brother Is an Only Child

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Released 2007

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My Brother Is an Only Child

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Director:
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Released:
2007
Rating:
R
Two brothers living in Latina, Italy, grow up against the backdrop of the tumultuous Years of Lead. Manrico Benassi (Riccardo Scamarcio) joins the Communist party, while his impressionable younger brother, Accio (Elio Germano), returns from seminary school a full-blooded Fascist. As the years wear on, Accio and Manrico's family loyalty is tested by their political differences and their dueling loves for Francesca (Diane Fleri), a compassionate and intelligent activist.

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Petraglia and Rulli once again display their gift for bringing the texture of reality to family drama, for creating people and situations that involve us completely. My Brother Is ...

  • 70

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    A lively minor addendum to the grand tradition of Italian fraternal cinema.

  • 70

    Variety

    Scripted by "The Best of Youth" duo who brought the post-WWII years into stark and moving light, pic offers a warm humor that illuminates the defiant vista of hope even when the pr...

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