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My Brilliant Friend

A breathtaking adaptation of Elena Ferrante's novel which charts the volatile friendship of Elena Greco and her lifelong best friend Lila as they grow up in a poor neighbourhood in post-war Naples. Neapolitan Italian with English subtitles.

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    Season 1, Episode 1

    M We are in Naples in the 1950s. Elena and Lila, two very different little girls, get to know one another by playing together. And one afternoon, as they play, a friendship destined to last an entire lifetime is born.

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      M We are in Naples in the 1950s. Elena and Lila, two very different little girls, get to know one another by playing together. And one afternoon, as they play, a friendship destined to last an entire lifetime is born.

      M Elena and Lila discover the pleasures of reading, and decide they want to become writers when they grow up. But their families are poor and uneducated, and have no intention of letting them study.

      M Elena continues her studies, but finds it difficult to obtain good grades. Meanwhile, everyone in the neighbourhood realises that Lila is the girl who has read every single book in the local library.

      M Lila's beauty flourishes and all the boys in the neighbourhood approach her. Meanwhile, Elena finds a boyfriend in her class at school, although she continues dreaming about Nino Sarratore.

      M While Elena is set to leave Gino, Lila designs an original and very modern pair of shoes together with her brother. Their father, however, has no intention of putting his trust in her.

      M In Ischia Elena bumps into the Sarratores, eventually becoming close with Nino.

      M Lila becomes engaged to Stefano, who decides to invest in her shoe design and form a partnership with the Cerullos. Only to keep up with her friend, Elena finds a new fiance in Antonio, whom she doesn't really love.

      M Season Finale: The Cerullo shoes are not selling. Stefano asks the Solaras for help - but this puts the wedding plans in jeopardy.