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Familia (1996)

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Santiago wakes up like any other morning. He goes down to the kitchen and his whole family is waiting for him: it's his birthday. They all sing "Happy Birthday to You" and give him presents... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Juan Luis Galiardo ...
Santiago
Amparo Muñoz ...
Carmen
Ágata Lys ...
Sole
Chete Lera ...
Ventura
...
Luna
Raquel Rodrigo ...
Rosa
Juan Querol ...
Carlos
Aníbal Carbonero ...
Nico
André Falcon ...
Martin
Béatrice Camurat ...
Alicia
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Santiago wakes up like any other morning. He goes down to the kitchen and his whole family is waiting for him: it's his birthday. They all sing "Happy Birthday to You" and give him presents. But when he opens the present of his youngest son, he gets angry and says he doesn't like it. The boy starts crying and saying that he loves him, but Santiago answers that he doesn't believe him and he tells the boy that he is fired and that he wants another son, who is thinner, who doesn't need glasses and who resembles him more. Written by Pablo Montoya <mmontoyac@nexo.es>

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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24 January 1997 (Spain)  »

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Család  »

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The background of the end credits is alternating clouds and pictures that look like them, resembling the game that Santiago says he likes to play. See more »

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Remade as Una famiglia perfetta (2012) See more »

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Sweet Chorus
by Stéphane Grappelli (as Stephane Grappelli) and Django Reinhardt
Edited by Ediciones Musicales Clipper's
Courtesy of Polygram
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The Surrealistic World of a Lonely and Rich Man, in a Very Metaphoric Comedy
28 May 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

On the day of his birthday, Santiago (Juan Luiz Galiardo) hires a team of actors and actresses to play as if they were members of his family. Along the day, the personality and sentiments of each member of his fake family is disclosed to the viewer, showing their true feelings. This weird and surrealistic story is a great metaphor with the real society. In a simple way, it can be understood as a powerful and lonely man, who somehow misses his family and hires a group of actors and actresses to perform, on the day of his birthday, as if they were his lost family, as a kind of weird celebration. This type of interpretation leads the viewer to a great review of the hypocrisy of the institution `family'. But if we extend this idea further and further, the lonely and rich man might be a government, a powerful dictator, an employer, a manager, trying to build his own perfect world, represented by his family. However, even though providing all the instructions, orders, good conditions and salaries for the participants, his world may not work the way he wants. Human beings are not machines: they may use masks, hiding their real feelings, following a social behavior ruled by the society or the system. But in the end, persons have free will and even flaws in their characters and behaviors and the system may not work perfectly as planned. In the end, Santiago applauds the great performance of the players and concludes that it is better off be part of an imperfect `family' (could be the world, the society etc.) than to live alone (or be dead…). My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Segredos em Família' (`Secrets in Family')


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