Three Brothers (1981) | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | September 8, 2017
entertainment value
Maintains the emotional cadence of the contemplative funeral the plot revolves around. Beautifully crafted filmmaking.
genre Drama | foreign
synopsis In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a correctional institute for boys; from Turin, Nicola, a factory worker involved in labor disputes. Once home, each encounters the past and engages in reveries of what may come: Raffaele imagines his death, Rocco dreams of lifting the youth of Naples out of violence, drugs, and corruption, Nicola pictures embracing his estranged wife. Meanwhile, the old man and his young granddaughter explore the rhythms of the farm and grieve together.
lead actors Philippe Noiret | Michele Placido | Vittorio Mezzogiorno | Andréa Ferréol | Maddalena Crippa | Marta Zoffoli | Tino Schirinzi | Simonetta Stefanelli | Pietro Biondi | Charles Vanel | Accursio Di Leo | Girolamo Marzano | Girolamo Marzano | Gina Pontrelli | Gina Pontrelli
director Francesco Rosi