Francesco Rosi, Italy, 1981, Arrow Films, Arthouse

“A wonderful film that moves on waves of feeling. Francesco Rosi, who has one of the greatest compositional senses in the history of movies, keeps you in a state of emotional exaltation. A simple image has the kind of resonance that most directors never achieve.” -- Pauline Kael, New Yorker

1982 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film!

Francesco Rosi established himself as one of Italy’s greatest post-war chroniclers with riveting classics like SALVATORE GIULIANO, THE MATTEI AFFAIR and ILLUSTRIOUS CORPSES. THREE BROTHERS explores similarly knotty socio-political territory, with the story of three siblings returning home to pay homage to their late mother. However, their various professions -- a judge in Rome (Philippe Noiret), a spiritual counsellor in Naples (Vittorio Mezzogiorno), a factory worker in Turin (Michele Placido) -- have a profound effect on their response to this reunion.

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  • 113 mins
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP