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by Marco Tullio Giordana


The story of an Italian family stretching over the period from the end of the 1960s to the present day. The main characters are two brothers, Nicola and Matteo. They share the same hopes and dreams, they read the same books and have the same friends, but until they meet a mentally disturbed young girl it’s not possible to foresee their destinies: Nicola will decide to become a psychiatrist, and Matteo will leave his studies to join the police force.

international title: The Best of Youth
original title: La meglio gioventù
country: Italy
sales agent: RAI Com
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Marco Tullio Giordana
film run: 4x100'
release date: IT 20/06/2003, FR 09/07/2003, BE 05/11/2003
screenplay: Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli
cast: Luigi Lo Cascio, Adriana Asti, Sonia Bergamasco, Maya Sansa, Fabrizio Gifuni, Jasmine Trinca, Alessio Boni, Camilla Filippi
cinematography by: Roberto Forza
film editing: Roberto Missiroli
art director: Franco Ceraolo
costumes designer: Elisabetta Montaldo
producer: Angelo Barbagallo, Alessandro Calosci
production: BiBi Film, RAI Cinema
distributor: 01 Distribution, Océan Films (FR)


main awards/selection

Cannes 2003Grand Prize Un Certain Regard
33rd Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2004Audience Award
David di Donatello 2004Nastri d'argento

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