My Brilliant Friend (2018– )
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Elena returns to Naples and finds out that Lila is romantically involved with Stefano, despite Marcello's advances. While Lila embraces that luxurious lifestyle Elena decides to reciprocate romantic advances.


Saverio Costanzo





Episode credited cast:
Margherita Mazzucco ... Elena as teenager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentina Acca ... Nunzia Cerullo
Giovanni Amura Giovanni Amura ... Stefano Carracci as a teenager
Antonio Buonanno Antonio Buonanno ... Fernando Cerullo
Giovanni Buselli Giovanni Buselli ... Enzo Scanno as a teenager
Gennaro Canonico Gennaro Canonico ... Alfredo Peluso
Fabrizio Cottone Fabrizio Cottone ... Alfonso Carracci as a teenager
Miriam D'Angelo Miriam D'Angelo ... Marisa Sarratore as a teenager
Gennaro De Stefano Gennaro De Stefano ... Rino Cerullo as a teenager
Pina Di Gennaro Pina Di Gennaro ... Melina Cappuccio
Elvis Esposito ... Marcello Solara as a teenager
Sarah Falanga Sarah Falanga ... Maria Carracci
Alessio Gallo ... Michele Solara as a teenager
Luca Gallone ... Vittorio Greco
Gaia Girace ... Lila as teenager


Elena returns to Naples and finds out that Lila is romantically involved with Stefano, despite Marcello's advances. While Lila embraces that luxurious lifestyle Elena decides to reciprocate romantic advances.

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Drama | Family | Romance





Italy | USA



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9 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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these are just drawings..
12 December 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

My Brilliant Friend

Costanzo's harrowing adapted vision for Ferrante's novel has a purity in its breed that is soaked in hot lava of emotions that melts you down in its specificity. Without any whatsoever obligation, the honesty that peels human nature in here is frankly inedible and at time cringe worthy to encounter it on screen. The violence and the bold uncertainty that it is brimmed with, takes your breath away. The adapted screenplay is a force to be reckoned with.

The elaborative narration is layered and thought provoking that pushes the viewers every now and then. The three dimensional characters are well crafted and they are very grounded. The absence of control over your life does communicate with the viewers. And it is those characters that makes sure you stick by that feeling till the end of the ride. It enrages you and elevates the momentum of the sequence. Personally I prefer its horrors than the drama. I prefer it when the characters are scared and angry, the mob mentality that is overpowered in here by a smart mature being.

And even though the characters make mistake and aren't always ethically on mark, they are definitely more human than we usually see. The relationship between the two lead characters is eerily honest, it isn't your generous textbook material, it feeds on the environment that was fed to it, the language is pretty much transparent. The performance by the cast is hauntingly beautiful along with its brilliant execution, the novel is sincerely respected on each frame.

Season 01

The first chapter of the series thrives upon the younger version of our lead characters that falls upon the hypocritic make-believe world and dares to argue the postulates with head scratching tricks and rebellious firm voice.

I Fidanzati

Split open into two acts, this ensemble of cast and crew has managed to keep its content fresh and breathtaking with brilliant characters, the first act soars on family drama whilst the second one is grounded for all the morality clause there is.

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