The Best Years

The story of Italy, from the 80s to nowadays, told through the life of four friends, Giulio, Gemma, Paolo e Riccardo; during 40 years of loves, aspirations, success and failures.

Gli anni più belli
Italy 2020
  • Czech
129 min.

Paolo is a literature graduate and is having a hard time finding a teaching job. Giulio becomes a successful lawyer and soon trades his youthful ideals for wealth and fame. Riccardo moves from one job to another, from failed actor to wannabe journalist. Gemma leaves Rome for Naples, where she struggles to make ends meet, only to return a few years later and reunite with Paul. Then, when she begins an affair with Giulio behind Paolo's back, the group seems to have irrevocably broken up…

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Director: Gabriele Muccino
Screenplay: Gabriele Muccino, Paolo Costella
Cinematography: Eloi Molí
Music: Nicola Piovani
Editing: Claudio Di Mauro
Production Design: Tonino Zera
Producer: Marco Belardi, Paolo Del Brocco, Raffaella Leone
Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Kim Rossi Stuart, Micaela Ramazzotti, Claudio Santamaria, Marco Pancrazi, Nicoletta Romanoff