My Brother is an Only Child

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: June 6, 2008 (limited)
DVD: August 5, 2008

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Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Elio Germano, Diane Fleri, Angela Finocchiaro, Massimo Popolizio


In a small Italian town in the 1960s and 70s, two brothers want to change the world, but in completely different ways.

The elder, Manrico (Riccardo Scamarcio), is a handsome, charismatic firebrand who becomes the prime mover in the local Communist Party. Accio (Elio Germano), 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 (Diane Fleri), who, like everyone else, is blind to Manrico's increasingly dangerous ideas. Accio, in the meantime, begins to outgrow his youthful rebelliousness and gradually discovers that one can destroy oneself by trying to save the world.

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Studio: Seville Pictures
Producer(s): Riccardo Tozzi, Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini
Screenplay: Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, Daniele Luchetti
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