Best of Youth

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Best of Youth ★★★★ La Meglio Gioventu 2003 (R)

Sprawling moderntimes epic spanning 40 years of Italy's tumultuous history through the eyes of two brothers. At close to six hours the film encapsulates the entire relationship between Nicola (Lo Cascio), an optimistic med student, wooing women worldwide before settling into a successful career as a psychiatrist, and his brother Matteo (Boni), a worldweary, brooding idealist who eventually joins the Italian police in hopes of righting the wrongs of an unfair society. History is seen with human eyes and expressed in striking passion, somehow never overindulging itself. Originally an Italian television miniseries, went on to win over the crowds and critics at Cannes. 383m/C DVD . IT Luigi Lo Cascio, Adriana Asti, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Sonia Bergamasco, Fabrizio Gifuni, Maya Sansa, Valentina Carnelutti, Andrea Tidona, Lidia Vitale, Camilla Filippi, Greta Cavuoti, Sara Pavoncello, Claudio Gioe; D: Marco Tullio Giordana; W: Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli; C: Roberto Forza. TV