My Brilliant Friend

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Original run: 18 Nov 2018 – …

Country of origin: Italy

Genre: Drama

Network: HBO US

Watched by: 4 166 of 667 034 0.62%

Total running time: 13 hours 20 minutes

Episode duration: 50 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.6 of 10 8 427 rating: 7.795 of 10 2 191

MyShows rating: 4.33 of 5 822


My Brilliant Friend tells the story of Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman who discovers the most important friend in her life, Raffaella "Lila" Cerullo, seems to have disappeared with a trace. A writer, immersed in a house full of books, Greco turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their tempestuous friendship, starting from the point when Elena met Lila their first year of primary school in 1950.

Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story goes on to cover more than 60 years of their lives as she tries to describe the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend and — in a way — her best friend, and worst enemy.

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