Era mio fratello
Directed byClaudio Bonivento[1]
  • Maurizio Aiello
  • Paolo Briguglia
  • Enzo De Caro
  • Stefano Dionisi
  • Massimo Ghini
  • Anna Valle
  • Pamela Villoresi[1]
Country of originItaly
No. of episodes2
Running time95 min
Original release
NetworkRai Uno
Release30 September (2007-09-30) –
1 October 2007 (2007-10-01)

Era mio Fratello (Translation: He was my Brother) is a two episode television miniseries that aired in 2007 on Rai Uno.[2][3] The first episode aired on 30 September 2007 in Italy and the second episode aired on 1 October that same year.[4] It is the first Italian television series having 'ndrangheta as main theme.[5] Filming took place in Calabria, in the cities of Reggio Calabria, Palmi, Catona, Melito and Pentedattilo.[6][7] The La Repubblica television critic Antonio Dipollina appreciated the miniseries, commenting that it has "the same rhythm and language of the most modern crime series".[8]


Two brothers are forced into very different lives after they part ways at a very young age. One will grow up to be like their underworld father while the other was raised by a police officer and follows the straight and narrow. Their lives are doomed to eventually intersect, pitting brother against brother.


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  1. ^ a b Nicola Gratteri, Antonio Nicaso (2008). Educare alla legalità: il grande inganno: i falsi valori della 'ndrangheta Cosenza: L. Pellegrini. p. 266.
  2. ^ ""Era mio fratello": una storia sulla 'Ndrangheta per Raiuno". 30 September 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  3. ^ Renga, Dana; Allison Cooper; Dana Renga (June 2013). "Introduction The Banda della Magliana, The Camorra, The 'Ndrangheta, and the Sacra Corona Unita: The Mafia Onscreen Beyond the Cosa Nostra". The Italianist. 33 (2): 196. doi:10.1179/0261434013Z.00000000043. S2CID 143895590. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Raiuno: Era Mio Fratello". Adnkronos (Italian). 25 September 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  5. ^ Paolo Scotti (30 September 2007). "Una sfida in famiglia tra il mafioso Dionisi e lonesto Briguglia". Il Giornale. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Luca e Sante, divisi dal destino". La Repubblica. 30 September 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Dionisi-Briguglia fratelli contro nella fiction sulla 'ndrangheta". Il Piccolo. 28 September 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  8. ^ Antonio Dipollina (4 October 2007). "'Ndrangheta e carabinieri una fiction all'altezza". La Repubblica. Retrieved 23 April 2014.