Amici per la Pelle (1955)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Amiel per la Pelle (Friends for Life) is largely told from a child's-eye point of view. The heroes of the piece are Mario (Geronimo Meynier) and Franco (Andrea Seire), young classmates and inseparable buddies. After several "Our Gang"-style adventures, the boys' friendship is threatened when Mario reveals a secret that Franco confided in him. The film originally ended on a somber note, though reportedly some prints contained a happier finale. The performances by the two young stars are appealingly natural; conversely, the adult players, especially Luigi Tosi, tend to go overboard. Amiel per la Pelle was an entry in the Venice Film Festival.

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boy, airport, argument, business, business-trip, childhood-friend, family, father, friendship, loser, motor-scooter, moving, pact, racer, school, son, sorrow, sports, trip, widow/widower