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My Brilliant Friend

Naples in the 1950s. A friendship destined to last a lifetime is born.

Based on the best-selling novels by Elena Ferrante, Italian series My Brilliant Friend comes to TVNZ OnDemand.

When her most important friend, Lila, disappears without a trace, Elena Greco, an elderly woman living in a house crammed with books, starts writing their story. She tells the tale of their lifelong friendship, which started at school in the 1950s.

Set in a dangerous but fascinating Naples, it’s just the start of a story spanning 60 years of life. This is a tale that attempts to unveil the mystery of Lila, Elena’s brilliant friend. Her best friend, and her worst enemy.

My Brilliant Friend is the first ever non-English series to premiere on HBO in America.

Starring: Margherita Mazzucco (teenage Elena); Gaia Girace (teenage Lila); Elisa Del Genio (child Elena); and Ludovica Nasti (child Lila).

My Brilliant Friend, arrives at TVNZ OnDemand, Monday 19th November.

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