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La prima cosa bella (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 January 2010 (Italy)
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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

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Bruno Michelucci - 2009
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Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci - 2009
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Il Nesi
Sergio Albelli ...
Mario Michelucci
Claudia Pandolfi ...
Valeria Michelucci - 2009
Fabrizia Sacchi ...
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Valeria Michelucci - 1981
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Bruno Michelucci - 1981
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Zia Leda Nigiotti
Emanuele Barresi ...
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Avvocato Cenerini
Paolo Ruffini ...
Cristiano Cenerini
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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

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A Mais Bela Das Coisas  »

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€7,788,176 (estimated)
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Kim Rossi Stuart was originally cast as Bruno. He was subsequently replaced by Valerio Mastandrea, who ended up winning a David Di Donatello for his role. See more »


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70s revisited
3 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

Most people agree that the Golden Age of Italian movies started with Rosselini's "Rome-Open City" and ended about 15 years before Mastroianni's death. What's the cause of that, we can't be sure of.

This film about the drug depending teacher, who remembers his mother during the last decade of that era and how she involuntarily destroyed the lives of him and his sister. They really haven't begun yet. His mother another example of the common Italian film theme "Too beautiful for her own good".

But that theme would have been done better in the hands of the golden Italian directors and good acting really don't make that much difference here.


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