The First Beautiful Thing

The First Beautiful Thing


Original Title: La prima cosa bella

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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.

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IMDB 7.1 (5k)


Comedy, Drama, Made in Europe


2h 2min

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Paolo Virzì


Valerio Mastandrea
Bruno Michelucci
Micaela Ramazzotti
Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci 1971-1981
Stefania Sandrelli
Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci 2009
Claudia Pandolfi
Valeria Michelucci
Marco Messeri
Il Nesi
Fabrizia Sacchi
Aurora Frasca
Valeria Michelucci 1971
Giacomo Bibbiani
Bruno Michelucci 1971
Giulia Burgalassi
Valeria Michelucci 1981
Francesco Rapalino
Bruno Michelucci 1981
Sergio Albelli
Mario Michelucci
Isabella Cecchi
Zia Leda Nigiotti
Emanuele Barresi
Roberto Lenzi
Dario Ballantini
Avvocato Cenerini
Paolo Ruffini
Cristiano Cenerini
Fabrizio Brandi
Giancarlo 2009
Michele Crestacci
Luciano Vallesi
Roberto Rondelli
Armando Mansani (as Bobo Rondelli)
Paolo Giommarelli
Conte Paoletti
Alessia Innocenti
Contessa Paoletti
Giorgio Algranti
Claudio Marmugi
Presentatore Miss Pancaldi
Elena Bernardini
Giovane farmacista
Isabelle Adriani
Giuliana Cenerini 1971-1981
Marcellina Ruocco
Giuliana Cenerini 2009
Marco Risi
Dino Risi
Raffaele Vannoli
Fotografo di scena
Giovanni Rindi
Marcello Mastroianni
Maria Pia Aricó
Chiara, fidanzata Cristiano Cenerini
Daniela Carrozzi
Toto Barbato
Sara Mannucci