My Brother is an Only Child

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April 09, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

One hardly needs to have grown up Italian in the ’60s to feel a pang of nostalgia watching My Brother Is an Only Child, Daniele Luchetti’s tale of small-town brothers. The young men chafing against the provinces, the arias of Marxist discontent, the hero’s affair with an older woman — the movie is a veritable scrapbook of tropes from the heyday of art film. Maybe that’s why it feels gauzy and quaint. Yet time passes pleasantly. As Accio, who joins the Fascist party because he’s got little else, Elio Germano is dim, scrappy, likable — Jughead as a hothead. B-

My Brother is an Only Child

type
Movie
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
108 minutes
director
Daniele Luchetti
Cast
Elio Germano,
Riccardo Scamarcio
Studio
THINKFilm
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