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Three Brothers (1981)

Tre fratelli (original title)
PG | | Drama | 19 March 1981 (Italy)
Three men face their mother's death.

Director:

Francesco Rosi

Writers:

Tonino Guerra (story and screenplay), Francesco Rosi (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Noiret ... Raffaele Giuranna
Michele Placido ... Nicola Giuranna
Vittorio Mezzogiorno ... Rocco Giuranna / Young Donato
Andréa Ferréol ... Raffaele's Wife
Maddalena Crippa Maddalena Crippa ... Giovanna
Rosaria Tafuri Rosaria Tafuri ... Rosaria (as Sara Tafuri)
Marta Zoffoli ... Marta
Tino Schirinzi Tino Schirinzi ... Raffaeles's Friend
Simonetta Stefanelli ... Young Donato's Wife
Pietro Biondi Pietro Biondi ... 1st Judge
Charles Vanel ... Donato Giuranna
Accursio Di Leo Accursio Di Leo ... 1st Friend at Bar
Luigi Infantino Luigi Infantino ... 2nd Friend at Bar
Girolamo Marzano Girolamo Marzano ... Nicola's Friend
Gina Pontrelli Gina Pontrelli ... The Brother's Mother
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Storyline

In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a correctional institute for boys; from Turin, Nicola, a factory worker involved in labor disputes. Once home, each encounters the past and engages in reveries of what may come: Raffaele imagines his death, Rocco dreams of lifting the youth of Naples out of violence, drugs, and corruption, Nicola pictures embracing his estranged wife. Meanwhile, the old man and his young granddaughter explore the rhythms of the farm and grieve together. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Nicola Giuranna: You talk like this because you don't have a boss who can fire you.
Raffaele Giuranna: I have to accept the risk of getting killed any day if I wanna keep doing my work, which is to administrate law, and not to become a hero.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Je so' pazzo
by Pino Daniele
Edizioni musicali "BELRIVER" s.r.l.
per gentile concessione della EMI ITALIANA
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concept of family
4 April 2002 | by orbaneiSee all my reviews

Rossi touches the spectator with a movie that is part the modern Italy, being the way of living of the three brothers, and the old and more rural Italy, the lifestyle of Donato, the father. "Tre fratelli" is a melancolic piece of art, the way Donato remembers his wife and how Marta can remember him of his wife. The relationship between the three brothers is seemed to be tense due to the differences between them until Raffaele asks Rocco about his sexual life...something that always seem to break tension between brothers or friends. It is very interesting how all the adults have a dream or a memory and therefore we are told part of the story that way, such as the real fear of Nicola to be killed or the willingnes of Rocco to help the problematic kids.

Another Rossi piece of art in a simple and poetic way.


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Official Sites:

Gaumont DVD [France]

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 March 1981 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Brothers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Iterfilm, Gaumont See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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