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Love's Brother (2004)

Despairing of ever finding love, the insecure Angelo uses a photo of his handsome brother Gino to convince a beautiful Italian girl across the sea to marry him. Gino is delighted for Angelo... See full summary »

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Gino Donnini
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Zio Luigi
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Guido
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Paolo
Mario Di Ienno ...
Café Latino #1
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Zia Norma
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Despairing of ever finding love, the insecure Angelo uses a photo of his handsome brother Gino to convince a beautiful Italian girl across the sea to marry him. Gino is delighted for Angelo, until he finds out what happened. To complicate matters further, when Angelo introduces his brother to Rosetta it's love at first sight Written by Anonymous

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Eine italienische Hochzeit  »

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$182,551 (Australia) (2 April 2004)
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References Samson and Delilah (1949) See more »

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Mamma
Composed by Cesare A. Bixio (as Cesare Andrea Bixio)
Written by Cesare A. Bixio (as Bixio) and Bruno Cherubini (as Cherubini)
Performed by Craig J. Corsetti
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What a unique, wonderful movie!
13 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie at Cinema Paris at Fox Studios when I was in Sydney, Australia. Although the story has been done several times before, it is set amid a community of Italian immigrants in 1950's Australia, which makes it really unique.

Giovanni Ribisi (Angelo) is the only actor I was familiar with before this movie, but I have to say Adam Garcia (Gino) and Amelia Warner (Rosetta) steal the show. And they are both DROP DEAD gorgeous! Performance wise, I liked Sylvia de Santis (Connie) the best!

I loved how the characters evolve during the movie. Angelo seems to be weak and troubled emotionally, but turns out to be surprisingly robust. On the other hand, Gino, the more self-assured brother turns out to be quite vulnerable emotionally.

The music from Stephen Warbeck is wonderful. I especially liked the background music when Rosetta first sees the mural of Italy in the cafe. Andrew Lesnie's cinematography captures the beauty of both Italy and the Australian wilderness. And if these are the types of movies Jan Sardi continues to make, I want to see more.

You have to be a curmudgeon not to like this movie - it is so gentle and warm-hearted.


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