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The Family Friend (2006)
"L'amico di famiglia" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  10 November 2006 (Italy)
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Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with... See full summary »

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Rosalba De Luca
Luigi Angelillo ...
Saverio (as Gigi Angelillo)
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Attanasio
Barbara Valmorin ...
Nonna al bingo
Luisa De Santis ...
Silvia
Clara Bindi ...
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Roberta Fiorentini ...
Madre di Rosalba
Elia Schilton ...
Tesauro
Lorenzo Gioielli ...
Montanaro
Emilio De Marchi ...
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Avvocato Massa
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Cognato di Saverio
Lucia Ragni ...
Cassiera
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Gino
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Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with money and he uses it to insinuate himself into other people's affairs, pretending to be the "family friend". One day he is asked by a man to lend him money for the wedding of Rosalba, his daughter. Geremia falls in love at first sight with the bewitching creature and and soon indulges in a "beauty and the beast" relationship... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Geremia De Geremei: Never confuse the improbable with the impossible.
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The good ones die young: that's why we have to be bad
4 February 2010 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

L'amico di famiglia / Paolo Sorrentino (2006) A repulsive loan shark, as greedy and unpleasant as one can get, faces the consequences of love. Visually extremely beautiful, with a very cool soundtrack, great performances (Bentivoglio with a Venetian accent???) and a plot that grows minute after minute. I liked this film very much and I was so sad to read the other reviews on IMDb because it's obvious nobody understood it. You can say Sorrentino is Brothers Coen with a heart, to make it very simple: but to read people who still unearth poor old Fellini every time they watch an Italian film it's gut wrenching. Filmed in real location (Latina, Sabaudia and the so-called Agro Pontino were mostly built during Mussolini's dictatorship with the peculiar "fascist" style that make them so unpleasant and cinematic at the same time) and with mostly unknown actors Sorrentino takes his risk in the last part of the movie and doesn't really make it right, but it's a minor flaw that only the "Murder she wrote" fans can be disappointed by. There are some things in common with former Sorrentino's film "Le conseguenze dell'amore": a man who gave up his life (and his dignity) for the sake of money has to come to terms with the unwanted feelings of love (not simply love for a woman but love for a different life, a friend, beauty, freedom, himself). I recommend this film strongly as long as you're an open-minded person and you can get a good translation, if you're not Italian.


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