A historical saga set in Italy spanning from 1966 to 2000, The Best of Youth focuses on the life and loves of two brothers as they cross an era of turbulent upheaval, from wild, revolutionary youth into adulthood.
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While Nicola is the heart and backbone of the story, the thing that elevates it is the mystery of Matteo. That's the thing you puzzle over after the movie is done. I didn't just get up and get on with my life after I saw it. I was genuinely moved by it. 8 hours after finishing it, I still can't get it out of my head and I don't want to.
A wonderful story on two brothers and their adventures and endeavours from the beginning of adulthood in the 80's until the present day in 2000. One of the greatest six hours straight I've spent in front of a screen. Even if a tad melodramatic and at times a little soap-opery, it is a grand Italian epic. And one to re-watch.