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Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
Flashbacks reveal the reasons behind a sullen teacher's (Valerio Mastandrea) estrangement from his family, especially his now-dying mother.

Cast: Valerio Mastandrea , Micaela Ramazzotti , Stefania Sandrelli , Claudia Pandolfi , Dario Ballantini , Marco Messeri , Fabrizia Sacchi , Sergio Albelli

Director: Paolo Virzi

Genres: Drama

La prima cosa bella (2010)

Release Date: April 15th, 2011|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • A streak of "Cinema Paradiso" runs through this Italian dramedy - and while it lacks that film's overflowing emotion, it's filled with its own artfulness and warmth. show more

  • Spans four decades of a troubled family with enough gentle pathos and sly humor to compensate for a less than original storyline. show more

  • It's fair to say that men in general and ardent Catholics in particular don't come off well. Yet even they are humanized by the movie's merciful temper, and by a cast of damaged ancillary characters wearing eccentric goodwill on their sleeves. show more

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