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MY BROTHER'S SUMMER (first feature)

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MY BROTHER'S SUMMER (L' ESTATE DI MIO FRATELLO)

MY BROTHER'S SUMMER (L' ESTATE DI MIO FRATELLO)

original title:

L' ESTATE DI MIO FRATELLO

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country:

Italy

year:

2005

film run:

82'

format:

35mm - colour

release date:

04/05/2007

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Nine-year-old Sergio is the only child of his middle-class parents, Anna and Paolo, but he may soon be joined by a sibling. Anna is pregnant and she doesn't want to bring the unborn baby to term, especially now that her marriage to Paolo is going through a rough patch. Sergio, though well adjusted, is a solitary boy whose introverted habits have earned him the nickname Lone Ranger. During a long summer vacation in the country, Sergio first fiercely resists the prospect of a sibling, then battles with a terrible sense of guilt when his imaginary brother fails to materialize. The impish figment of his hyperactive imagination refuses to disappear, however, and comically becomes an inseparable if annoying companion.