My Brother is an Only Child

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"Sometimes the things we fight about are what brings us closest together"
  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 7.0  (6,736)
  • 71

My Brother is an Only Child is an Italian comedy-drama film released in 2007, directed by Daniele Luchetti. The movie boasts of an ensemble cast which includes Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, and Angela Finocchiaro among others. The story revolves around Accio (Elio Germano) and his older brother Manrico (Riccardo Scamarcio) who grow up in 1960s Italy during a period of political upheaval. The brothers are polar opposites in both their personalities and their political beliefs. While Manrico is a charismatic and persuasive communist, Accio is a bundle of energy and tries his best to impress his brother.

As the brothers grow older, their differences only become more pronounced. Manrico becomes more deeply involved in politics, while Accio struggles to find his own identity. The story follows their journey through adolescence and adulthood as they navigate the complexities of family and politics.

Accio’s life is further complicated when he falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend, Francesca (Diane Fleri). This brings about a sense of rivalry between the brothers as they both try to impress her. Things take a turn when Manrico is arrested while participating in a protest and Accio tries his best to help him out.

As the years pass, the brothers’ ideologies continue to clash, leading to a deep rift between them. But as they both mature, they start understanding the value of their relationship and the importance of family bonds.

My Brother is an Only Child is a heartwarming coming-of-age story that explores themes of love, politics, and family. The film captures the struggles and conflicts that many young adults face as they try to find their own place in a rapidly-changing world.

Elio Germano delivers a standout performance as Accio, perfectly capturing the innocence and energy of youth. Riccardo Scamarcio is equally impressive as the charismatic and militant Manrico. The chemistry between the two actors is palpable, and their performances effectively convey the complicated relationship between the siblings.

The film is set against the backdrop of Italy’s turbulent political landscape in the 1960s and 70s, which serves as an important element of the story. The movie provides an interesting look at Italian history, as well as an engaging exploration of the personal struggles of its protagonists.

My Brother is an Only Child is a well-crafted film with poignant moments that are sure to leave a lasting impression on the viewer. The movie is a testament to the power of family bonds and the importance of understanding and acceptance in a divided world. It is a must-watch for those who enjoy heartwarming dramas with a touch of humor.

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