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My Brilliant Friend

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.

Show Info

Network: Italy Rai 1 (2018 - now)
Schedule: Mondays (60 min)
Status: Running
Language: Italian
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama
Episodes ordered: 8 episodes
Created by: Saverio Costanzo

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Previous Episode

La fata blu (The Blue Fairy)

Episode 2x08; Mar 2, 2020

Elena pens her first novel, which she entrusts to her new fiancé, before returning to Naples, where she finds Lila in her new life as a factory worker.

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Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x08: La fata blu (The Blue Fairy)Mar 2, 2020
2x07: I fantasmi (Ghosts)Mar 2, 2020
2x06: La rabbia (The Anger)Feb 24, 2020
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Also known as:
  • Гениалната приятелка (Bulgaria Bulgaria)
  • Min geniale veninde (Denmark Denmark)
  • L'amie prodigieuse (France France)
  • Briliáns barátnőm (Hungary Hungary)
  • L'amica geniale (Italy Italy)
  • L'amica geniale. Storia del nuovo cognome (Italy Italy)
  • Nuostabioji draugė (Lithuania Lithuania)
  • Prietena mea genială (Romania Romania)
  • Моя гениальная подруга (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
  • Meine geniale Freundin (Switzerland Switzerland)


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