Three Brothers [DVD] [1981]

Francesco Rosi's 1980 family drama Tre Fratelli (Three Brothers) comes to DVD from Facets Video presented with a standard full-frame transfer and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo soundtrack in Italian. English subtitles are accessible. Special features include a filmography and biography for director Rosi along with an essay on the political context of the film.
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Special Features

  • Full chapterization
  • Filmographies
  • Biographies
  • Essay on the political context of "Three Brothers"


Three Brothers
Director Francesco Rosi earned a Best Foreign Film Academy Award nomination for his drama Tre Fratelli (Three Brothers), an adaptation of a work by Andrei Platonov. When the matriarch of an Italian family dies, the husband brings his three boys, each of whom are facing difficult personal problems, back to their farmhouse. Raffaele (Philippe Noiret) is a judge who fears being executed over the politically unsettling case over which he is presiding. Rocco (Vittorio Mezzogiorno) is quite religious and dreams of helping troubled teenagers. Nicola (Michele Placido) is a worker involved in a labor dispute as well as a failed marriage. Each of the men grieves in his own way, while also wrestling with the other emotional issues that are pressing on them. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Philippe Noiret
    Philippe Noiret - Raffaele
  • Charles Vanel
    Charles Vanel - Donato Giuranna
  • Michele Placido
    Michele Placido - Nicola
  • Vittorio Mezzogiorno
    Vittorio Mezzogiorno - Rocco
  • Andréa Ferréol
    Andréa Ferréol - Raffaele's wife

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