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Time Out says

This bitter-sweet family saga is pitched between the nostalgia of Cinema Paradiso and the melancholia of Once Upon a Time in America. The opening section, with the Amato family relocating to Germany in the mid-'60s to set up a pizzeria, is the most sickly, with a cutie-pie young protagonist and too many polkas squeezed out as glue for the piecemeal scene setting. But momentum builds, and come the '70s, with budding film-maker Gigi and and his jealous brother Giancarlo now free-living students, their accumulation of petty slights and betrayals becomes genuinely compelling. The opposition of bustling Germany and laidback Italy is used as a framework for the differences of character and ethics that run down the middle of the family.
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Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Duration:120 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Fatih Akin
  • Screenwriter:Ruth Toma, Sebastino Toma
  • Cast:
    • Christian Tasche
    • Barnaby Metschurat
    • Tiziana Lodato
    • Antonella Attil
    • Moritz Bleibtreu
    • Annika Schmitz
    • Patrycia Ziolkowska
    • Nicola Cutrignelli
    • Michele Ranieri
    • Gigi Savoia
    • Vincent Schiavelli
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