Sunday, September 9, 2007

My Brother is an Only Child

Screenplay for this film was by the same people who wrote Best of Youth, the six-hour film I saw at the festival several years ago. Again, this is the story of brothers following them through various stages of their life.

The young actor who plays Accio, the main character, at the beginning of the movie is exceptional. He decides that seminary life is not for him and becomes infatuated with facist ideals. His brother, meanwhile, is a member of the communist party.

Most of the story takes place in an area close to Rome that was built by Mussolini during the thirties.

Lots of twists and turns in the plot follow the plight of working-class Italians caught between the government and opposing party faithful throughout the sixties and seventies.

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Country: Italy
Year: 2007
Language: Italian
Runtime: 108 minutes
Principal Cast: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Diane Fleri, Alba Rohrwacher, Angela Finocchiaro