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Family Diary

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Original title
Cronaca familiareaka
AKA
  • Family Portrait
Year
Running time
109 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Valerio Zurlini, Mario Missirolli (Novel: Vasco Pratolini)
Music
Gofredo Petrasi
Cinematography
Giuseppe Rotunno
Cast
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Producer
Titanus Film
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
A touching story of brothers raised apart and then brought together under tragic circumstances, this drama by Valerio Zurlini remains true to Vasco Pratolini's novel. Told in a series of flashbacks as Enrico (Marcello Mastroianni) remembers the past, the brothers are separated after their mother dies. Enrico is raised by a humble guardian who works as a butler, his brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) is taken in by a grandmother who gives him all he wants or needs. Enrico grows up to become a hard-working journalist, spending most of his time in Rome. Lorenzo is a young idealist living in Florence with no real need to work. The brothers rarely see each other, but when they finally meet after an extended absence, Lorenzo is gravely ill and dying.
Awards
1962: Venice: Golden Lion
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