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Il padre di famiglia (1967)

GP | | Comedy, Drama | 25 May 1970 (USA)
La seconda guerra mondiale è terminata da poco e Marco e Paola, architetti, sono pieni di ideali di rinnovamento per la società. Si sposano. Cominciano ad arrivare i figli, quattro, e i ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Paola, la moglie di Marco
Mario Carotenuto ...
Antonella Della Porta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giampiero Albertini
Antonella Aleandri
Marcella Aleandri
Valerio Degli Abbati
Aldo Fiorda
Fabio Fiorda
Raoul Grassilli
Evi Maltagliati ...


La seconda guerra mondiale è terminata da poco e Marco e Paola, architetti, sono pieni di ideali di rinnovamento per la società. Si sposano. Cominciano ad arrivare i figli, quattro, e i problemi che comporta la loro educazione e il tempo che passa riescono a logorare gli ideali di un tempo. Finchè nella vita di Paolo entra un'altra donna, Adriana... Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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25 May 1970 (USA)  »

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Head of the Family  »

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Remo's part had been assigned to the great Totò, who played some scene on April, 13, first day of takes. Unfortunately the Neapolitan actor died as a result of a heart attack the day after, and the role was given to Ugo Tognazzi. See more »

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It's nor children who are seen but not heard. It's father.
9 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nino Manfredi is the father suffering from vignettes from a marriage, saddled with a terrific wife (Leslie Caron) whose nagging family won't stay out and whose reproductive system won't stop reproducing. It's just after World War II, and the family is arguing over trivial things (like the end of the European monarchy system following the war) and differences between the two families. It's a great marriage, but living too close to the very matriarchal wife's side of the family threatens to tear down their marriage, simply by tossing the hard working Manfredi to the dude.

While Caron obviously provides her own voice here, in many cases (particularly the voices of the children), the dubbing is really bad. Manfredi is subject to the intrusion of strangers in his own home, while the big hearted Caron simply tries to please everybody. The selfish children are nerve grating, while some of the dubbing sounds like cartoon voices.

This is pretty entertaining considering the familiarity of the story, and it is a reminder of how poor dad always ends up getting the shaft when children start coming into the relationship. At times, they don't even sound like children with their direct demands and uninnocent selfishness. Call this "How to survive fatherhood and the matriarchy in one easy lesson".

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