My Brother Is an Only Child (Mio fratello è figlio unico)

Rated R 100 minutes 2008

Set in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s, the film tells the story of two brothers who want to change the world - but in completely different ways. The elder, Manrico is a handsome, charismatic firebrand who becomes the prime mover in the local Communist party. Accio, the younger, more rebellious brother, finds his own contrarian voice by joining the reactionary Fascists. What starts as a typical tale of sibling rivalry becomes the story of the polarizing and paralyzing politics of those turbulent times and, the rift between the brothers is further intensified when Accio realizes that he loves his brother's girlfriend, Francesca who, like everyone else, is blind to Manrico's increasingly dangerous ideas.

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Director: Daniele Luchetti

Writer: Antonio Pennacchi and Daniele Luchetti

Producer: Marco Chimenz

Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Elio Germano, Diane Fleri, Luca Zingaretti, Anna Bonaiuto, Massimo Popolizio, Ascanio Celestini, Alba Rohrwacher and Vittorio Emanuele Propizio

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