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My Brother Is an Only Child(Mio fratello è figlio unico)

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Italy, France · 2007
Rated R · 1h 48m
Director Daniele Luchetti
Starring Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro, Massimo Popolizio
Genre Comedy, Drama

Accio and Manrico are working class brothers who live in 1960s Italy. When his brother becomes drawn into left-wing politics, Accio, the hotheaded younger brother, is taken under the wing of a market trader and while under his influence, joins the Fascist party.

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Village Voice by

Tumultuously shot "rawness" is the stylistic house rule, but it's Elio Germano's Accio who vitalizes the film.


New York Magazine (Vulture) by David Edelstein

What makes My Brother Is an Only Child so alive and entertaining is how it dramatizes the endless tug-of-war between political conviction and personal experience--the way the lines twist and blur and finally implode.


Washington Post by Desson Thomson

Although the movie never quite dispels the sense of being dated (it could have been made anytime in the past 40 years), it's a memorable, often moving timepiece.


TV Guide Magazine by Ken Fox

There's a hilarious performance of a "de-fascisized" version of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," and the soundtrack prominently features an Italian version of the crypto-fascist girl-group classic "I Will Follow Him," a joke Kenneth Anger first made in "Scorpio Rising" that's still funny today.


Los Angeles Times by Kenneth Turan

Petraglia and Rulli once again display their gift for bringing the texture of reality to family drama, for creating people and situations that involve us completely. My Brother Is an Only Child is not the only film that does this, but it's a product that's in shorter and shorter supply every year.

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