A woman recounts the lifelong friendship and conflicts with a girl she met at primary school in Naples during the early 1950s.

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Saverio Costanzo
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Alba Rohrwacher ...  Narrator 16 episodes, 2018-2020
Margherita Mazzucco ...  Elena Greco 14 episodes, 2018-2020
Gaia Girace ...  Lila Cerullo 14 episodes, 2018-2020
Annarita Vitolo Annarita Vitolo ...  Immacolata Greco 14 episodes, 2018-2020
Alessio Gallo ...  Michele Solara 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Valentina Acca ...  Nunzia Cerullo 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Giovanni Amura ...  Stefano Carracci 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Antonio Buonanno Antonio Buonanno ...  Fernando Cerullo 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Gennaro De Stefano Gennaro De Stefano ...  Rino Cerullo 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Francesco Serpico Francesco Serpico ...  Nino Sarratore 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Elvis Esposito ...  Marcello Solara 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Luca Gallone ...  Vittorio Greco 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Fabrizio Cottone Fabrizio Cottone ...  Alfonso Carracci 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Ulrike Migliaresi Ulrike Migliaresi ...  Ada Cappuccio 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Chiara Di Costanzo Chiara Di Costanzo ...  Neighbor 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Pina Di Gennaro Pina Di Gennaro ...  Melina Cappuccio 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Sarah Falanga Sarah Falanga ...  Maria Carracci 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Anna Cerchia Anna Cerchia ...  Neighbor 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Federica Sollazzo Federica Sollazzo ...  Pinuccia Carracci 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Eduardo Scarpetta Eduardo Scarpetta ...  Pasquale Peluso 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Rosaria Langellotto Rosaria Langellotto ...  Gigliola Spagnuolo 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Giuseppe Gavazzi Giuseppe Gavazzi ...  Player Bar Solara 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Francesca Pezzella Francesca Pezzella ...  Carmela Peluso 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Imma Villa Imma Villa ...  Imma Solara 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Ciro Alario Ciro Alario ...  Player Bar Solara 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Consiglia Aprovidolo Consiglia Aprovidolo ...  Neighbor 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Giovanni Buselli Giovanni Buselli ...  Enzo Scanno 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Matteo Castaldo Matteo Castaldo ...  Peppe Greco 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Fabiana Ciancio Fabiana Ciancio ...  Neighbor 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Evelina De Felice Evelina De Felice ...  Neighbor 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Loredana Di Martino Loredana Di Martino ...  Neighbor 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Cristina Fraticola Cristina Fraticola ...  Elisa Greco / ... 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Raffaele Nocerino Raffaele Nocerino ...  Gianni Greco / ... 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Dora Romano Dora Romano ...  Miss Oliviero 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Francesco Coraggio Francesco Coraggio ...  4th Child Cerullo / ... 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Valentina Ceriello Valentina Ceriello ...  Neighbor 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Antonella Corsale Antonella Corsale ...  Neighbor 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Giuseppe Donnarumma Giuseppe Donnarumma ...  3rd Child Cerullo / ... 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Antonio Milo Antonio Milo ...  Silvio Solara 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Riccardo Palmieri Riccardo Palmieri ...  Gino 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Christian Giroso ...  Antonio Cappuccio 7 episodes, 2018-2020
Antonio Di Nota Antonio Di Nota ...  Player Bar Solara 7 episodes, 2018-2020
Lia Zinno Lia Zinno ...  Giuseppina Peluso 7 episodes, 2018-2020
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When the most important friend in her life seems to disappear without trace, Elena Greco, an elderly woman living in a house crammed with books, switches on her PC and starts writing her own story, and that of Lila. She tells the tale of their friendship, which started at school in the 1950s. Set in a dangerous but fascinating Naples, it is just the start of a story spanning sixty years of life. A tale that attempts to unveil the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend. Her best friend, and her worst enemy.

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The series was filmed in a number of Italian municipalities, including: Acerra (Naples), Casapulla, Maddaloni and Santa Maria Capua Vetere (Campania), and Fondi (Lazio). See more »

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Featured in CBS News Sunday Morning: Episode #42.13 (2020) See more »

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Stunning.
23 December 2018 | by ical-roxSee all my reviews

I have just finished season 1 and I loved it. It absolutely has the feel and pathos of neo-realism. All the despair, rage, and violence of post-war Italy is there that Rossellini, Di Seca and Fellini brought to their work. Every aspect of the production, the sets, the casting, the particular method of acting, the direction, gives the sense that it was filmed 60-70 years ago. The difference is that it's focus is on the inner lives of women, although the men play heavily in it as well. Because I love Italian neo-realism, I was enraptured by it. Because the story is about girls and their transformation into women under oppressive and desperate circumstances, I am all in.


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Italian | Neapolitan

Release Date:

18 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'amica geniale See more »

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Naples, Campania, Italy See more »

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