The Best of Youth: Part 1

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  188 min.
Release Date: July 16, 2004
DVD: February 21, 2006

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Cast: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Adrian Asti, Sonia Bergamasco, Fabrizio Gifuni, Maya Sansa


Spanning four decades from the chaotic 1960s to the present, the story follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.

In a final period of hopeful innocence, free-spirited Nicola (Luigi Lo Cascio) travels the world and settles for a life as a successful psychiatrist, while his tragically introverted and idealist brother Matteo (Alessio Boni) joins the Italian police with the hope of righting society's wrongs.

Their politics and personalities are inextricably intertwined as the world around them violently shifts and they are pushed together and pulled apart by the tides of history and their own divergent dreams.

Director: Luigi Lo Cascio
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Angelo Barbagallo, Donatella Botti
Screenplay: Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli
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