“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.