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Original Title

La Prima Cosa Bella

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Status: Released

Runtime: 122

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Language: it

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Alternative Titles

  • A Primeira Coisa Bela
  • The First Beautiful Thing
  • La primera cosa bella
Content Score: 100

6.9/10 (24 votes)


The film tells the story of the Michelucci family, from the nineteen-seventies to the present day: the central character is the stunningly beautiful Anna, the lively, frivolous and sometimes embarrassing mother of Bruno and Valeria. Everything begins in the Summer of 1971, at the annual Summer beauty pageant held at Livorno’s most popular bathing establishment. Anna is unexpectedly crowned “Most Beautiful Mother”, unwittingly stirring the violent jealousy of her husband. From then on, chaos strikes the family and for Anna, Bruno and his sister Valeria, it is the start of an adventure that will only end thirty years later. Bruno ends up living in Milan after managing to escape from Livorno and his mother. He will return to his hometown at the end of the film to be at his mother’s side during her very last days.


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Director: Paolo Virzì

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Valerio Mastandrea

Valerio Mastandrea
as Bruno Michelucci

Micaela Ramazzotti

Micaela Ramazzotti
as Anna Nigiotti in Mich…

Claudia Pandolfi

Claudia Pandolfi
as Valeria Michelucci

Stefania Sandrelli

Stefania Sandrelli
as Anna Nigiotti in Mich…

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A review by tanty

Good comedy/drama about a dysfunctional Italian family and the memories of the eldest son.

Nice story, well told.