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73 Ratings

Three Brothers

Tre fratelli

Directed by Francesco Rosi
France, Italy, 1981


In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman, the matriarch of an Italian family, dies. Her husband summons their three sons, each of whom are facing difficult personal problems, back to their farmhouse.

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Three Brothers Directed by Francesco Rosi

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1982 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

National Board of Review

1982 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1982 | 3rd place: Best Foreign Language Film

Critics reviews

The major antidote to the dialogue’s sometimes didactic explicitness is the film’s stately visual style and pacing. Three brothers heralds Rosi’s decline in the 1980s and 1990s, but it also echoes the strengths of his earlier classics. The engagement with impossibly difficult issues wins through.
June 03, 2016

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