Okay, maybe the film doesn’t take “way too long” to tell its worthy tale, because the level of tightness in this film’s considerable extensiveness as a meditative character drama is nothing short of outstanding, considering that the film runs a startling six hours, but it is limited, because no matter how compelling and assured this film may be in its storytelling, its lengthiness leaves rises and falls in narrative to grow sparse, thus leaving the final product with aimless spells that give you opportunities to meditate upon the natural shortcomings of the film, of which there aren’t very many. What should I do? How vain is that sacrifice appears clearer in the first part of the Best of Youth, where Nicola gradually diverges from her partner Giulia, soon to disappear in the clandestine world of terrorist subversions of the “lead years. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Jun 23, Rating: Trivia Originally developed as a miniseries for television. An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the s to the s. Sep 25, Rating:

A necessary, painful transformation that often sees the brothers on the opposite ends of the spectrum, and the law. The unique events of one summer, , bring two brothers and their friends inevitably and forever apart, each one of them stealing away a piece of the collective soul of that Italy that is about to change. Paolo De Vita as Don Vito. Roberto Accornero as President Court of Turin. You may have noticed some of the recent changes we have made. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Lidia Vitale as Giovanna Carati.

Was this review helpful to you? The possibilities were endless Less effective is Alessio Boni, a TV actor in the admittedly difficult role of the brother Matteo, while Jasmine Trinca Irene in The Son’s Room is unbelievably good as Giorgia, the mentally disturbed young woman whose sudden appearance in the life of Nicola and Matteo rolls the dice of history and guides each one of them on a different and possibly irreconcilable path.

Carlo Tommasi Maya Sansa Sara Pavoncello as Sara Carati 5 years old. Audible Download Audio Books. Afterwards, Nicola continues north while Rfee returns to join the army Trinca as Giorgia plays with silences and the averted gaze, a mute witness to the interior tragedy of Matteo: The Kids Are Alright.


Therese Vadem as Therese. Valentina Carnelutti as Francesca Carati. Works in the engrossing fashion of a good pulpy novel Its point is this: We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email.

When reviewing a film this excellent, I typically like to slap down an extra paragraph discussing the outstanding quantity of strengths, but really, in terms of quantity, there’s only so much praise about this film, it’s just that what strengths there are go a long, long way in sustaining thorough compellingness, and considering the length of this effort, that’s nothing short of mighty impressive, because regardless of the shortcomings and excessiveness, the film engages immediately and slowly, but surely, grows more endearingly realized, resonant and altogether engrossing, until by the end, I didn’t simply find that my six hours were in no way wasted, but found a surprisingly powerful final product whose value, and worthy celebration of such value, makes this epic dramatic opus – nay – experience a profoundly rewarding one.

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Revealing too much of the narrative would spoil the pleasure of learning where Matteo and Nicola find themselves. Just before they are about to depart, Matteo with little planning, liberates a young mental patient, Giorgia Jasmine Trincafrom where he had been working because she had been receiving inhumane electroshock therapy.

These four characters and many others will cross the years of terrorism and Tangentopoli. Nicola’s hand is transferred from Matteo’s one shoulder to the other in the close-up. But it is disappointing that we never get a clear idea as to what Matteo is thinking.

The Best of Youth 8.

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Nicola Carati Alessio Boni Adriana Asti as Adriana Carati. How vain is that sacrifice appears clearer in the first part of the Best of Youth, where Nicola gradually diverges from her partner Giulia, soon to disappear in the clandestine world of terrorist subversions of the “lead years. You weep, laugh, celebrate and mourn with the characters throughout the six gioventy, which at once seem like an eternity and an instant. Like in the “Hundred Steps” the first shots are of hope, with a great imitation of the Technicolor years and the skies of Rome with the “House of the Rising Sun” in the mglio.


The Best of Youth (La meglio gioventù)

And that’s the controversial, current history that will never make the books, the 40 megliio that dramatically changed Italy from the rural, ravaged, divided post war country through the illusory gioventi boom, the equally delusional insurgent years toand the more recent events.

The drama is simply too long to consistently sustain your interest, as surely as it is simply too long and layered to keep consistent with its focus, because while the film is not as uneven as it easily could have been, certain characters and plot aspects go abandoned, jar back and get rather sloppily juggled while the film struggles to find the proper place for everything I’m not going to say much, but the last two hours of the film follow only one of the two leads.

LoCascio is excellent, as usual, a young De Giovenhu with extra depth.

Quotes Sara Carati, adult: Edit Did You Know? Summarizing so much in raises more than one structural problem even for such a long movie: Patrizia Punzo as Owner of Onlkne Gallery.

Jun 23, Rating: Inspired by a Pasolini poetry collection, this is a stunning cinematic opus spanning 40 years in the Carati family. Trivia Originally developed as a miniseries for television. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: