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Amico mio
Also known asMy Friend
GenreMedical drama
Directed byPaolo Poeti
Country of originItaly
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14
Camera setupEmilio Loffredo
Running time90 minutes
Original release
NetworkRai 2
Canale 5
Das Erste
ReleaseDecember 7, 1993 (1993-12-07) –
May 7, 1998 (1998-05-07)

Amico mio (English: My Friend) is a 1993 Italian-German television series directed by Paolo Poeti set in a children's hospital which stars Massimo Dapporto as Dr. Paolo Magri and Katharine Böhm and later Désirée Nosbusch in the role of Dr. Angela Mancinelli. Other actors include Maria Amelia Monti, Paolo Maria Scalondro, Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudia Pandolfi, Antonella Fattori, Billie Zöeckler, and Riccardo Garrone. The series had two seasons: the first season aired from December 7, 1993 to January 25, 1994 on Rai 2 and the second season aired from April 9 to May 7 1998 on Rete 4. One episode featured child actor Christiana Capotondi, who would go on to become a noted actor.


The series follows Doctor Magri and his colleagues in the pediatrics ward of the Hospital San Carlo di Nancy in Rome who are convinced that they must not only care for the health of their young patients but also investigate and involve themselves in their patients' family and social situations that are often at the source of their illnesses. The doctors must also fight against the bureaucratic red tape they find them and their patients mired in. As the series went on the personal life of Dr. Magri, in love with Dr. Angela Mancinelli, and that of Spillo (Adriano Pantaleo), a young orphan, are intertwined with the stories of the young patients of the hospital.


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