7.5/10
1,660
4 user 3 critic

The Family (1987)

La famiglia (original title)
Traces events in the life of Carlo, from his christening in 1906, where his grandfather reminds his father that Carlo means "free man," to his 80th birthday party. The film principally ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Prince of Homburg, disobeys orders and leads a cavalry charge in battle against the Swedes, which leads to victory. He is court martialled however for disobeying orders and sentenced to... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Andrea Di Stefano, Barbora Bobulova, Toni Bertorelli
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing the judge encourages them to remember the good times they have had hoping that the ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy
About Us (2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Diego, a hopeless romantic desperately trying to salvage his relationship with long time girlfriend Sofía, plans a beach getaway to propose and clear the air. A 'chance' encounter with ... See full summary »

Director: Hernan Jimenez
Stars: Hernan Jimenez, Noelia Castaño, Marina Glezer
Ander (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A love story between a Basque farmer and a Peruvian immigrant.

Director: Roberto Castón
Stars: Eriz Alberdi, Josean Bengoetxea, Cristhian Esquivel
La terrazza (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Expensive vines, tables filled with food, but emptiness inside. Everyone has stopped developing, and fastened in their roles. Hurtful, but still funny story about human development.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Ugo Tognazzi, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Columbarium (2012)
Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Following the mysterious death of his dad, Mathew, a Wall Street financial engineer, has to build a columbarium by the family cottage with his younger brother Simon.

Director: Steve Kerr
Stars: David Boutin, Pierre Collin, Gilbert Comptois
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli
L'homme idéal I (1996)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

On her 35th birthday, Lucie realizes there is something missing in her life: a baby. But nature requires a male partner to conceive life. So she bets with her friends that she can find Mr. ... See full summary »

Director: George Mihalka
Stars: Marie-Lise Pilote, Roy Dupuis, Macha Grenon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A disgraced boxer gradually forms an unlikely friendship with an HIV positive patient he is tasked with monitoring at a military-run sanitarium in 1980s Cuba.

Director: Pavel Giroud
Stars: Camila Arteche, Armando Miguel Gómez, Broselianda Hernández
Bell' Antonio (1960)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Pierre Brasseur
La cena (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in -- large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Fanny Ardant, Antonio Catania, Francesca d'Aloja
Maricón (2005)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young, aggressive-looking man wakes up at 3:00 a.m., lights a cigarette, throws on his clothes and goes out for the hunt.

Director: Roberto Castón
Stars: Carles Cuevas, Joaquín Sánchez
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emanuele Lamaro ...
Carlo, as a child
...
Carlo as a young man
...
Carlo, as a man / Carlo's grandfather
Cecilia Dazzi ...
Beatrice, as a girl
...
Beatrice
...
Adriana as a young woman
...
Joska Versari ...
Giulio, as a child
Alberto Gimignani ...
Giulio, as a boy
Massimo Dapporto ...
Giulio, as a young man
Carlo Dapporto ...
Giulio, as a man
Consuelo Pascali ...
Adelina, as a child
Ilaria Stuppia ...
Adelina, as a girl
...
Adelina
Athina Cenci ...
Aunt Margherita
Edit

Storyline

Traces events in the life of Carlo, from his christening in 1906, where his grandfather reminds his father that Carlo means "free man," to his 80th birthday party. The film principally explores his relationships with younger brother Guilio, with wife Beatrice, and with her sister Adriana, whom Carlo loved as a young man. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In 1906 Carlo was born into a very large family, a family of artists and lovers, spinsters and fools. Now he's 80...and they're all coming to dinner. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Family  »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$346,730
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Cinecolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Portraits chinois (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Very emotive
19 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

...And I was wondering why. That guy on the Washington Post said the film is boring because "it´s like watching some other´s family album"... On the paper, I´d agree with him, but after watching the movie i have to say that I do not. I guess it has to do with the little, precious details (those long travellings inside the house, for instance: this is a very well directed movie), the humor, the music, with Gassman of course, and with the fact that we´re actually watching the whole life of a man we cannot dislike: the last scene, with the 80 years old Gassman -the grandfather now- posing with all his family for the photo (as in the very first scene, when he´s a baby surrounded by people that will die eventually) has such deep emotional impact, because, I guess, shows finally that life is a trip that inevitably has an end, and where the new ones will occupy the seat of the old ones, and that´s how it should be, and the movie has a sense of calm acceptation of that. In "La famiglia" you see, as Cocteau said, "death doing her work". It´s true that the story seems to have no point, but also, I don´t think life has a point. At least I cannot see one...

I really liked this movie. In my opinion, 7/10.


18 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page