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The Family Friend (2006) More at IMDbPro »L'amico di famiglia (original title)

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Release Date:
10 November 2006 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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(12 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Giacomo Rizzo ... Geremia De Geremei

Laura Chiatti ... Rosalba De Luca
Gigi Angelillo ... Saverio

Marco Giallini ... Attanasio

Barbara Valmorin ... Nonna al bingo

Luisa De Santis ... Silvia
Clara Bindi ... Madre di Geremia
Roberta Fiorentini ... Madre di Rosalba
Elia Schilton ... Tesauro
Lorenzo Gioielli ... Montanaro

Emilio De Marchi ... Chef

Giorgio Colangeli ... Avvocato Massa

Fabio Grossi ... Cognato di Saverio
Lucia Ragni ... Cassiera

Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Gino
Liliana Bernacciano ... Suora
Alina Nedelea ... Belana
Barbara Scoppa ... Tiziana Senatore

Valentina Lodovini ... Donna debitrice
Simone Gualtieri ... Marito donna

Antonella Salvucci ... Presentatrice
Geremia Longobardo ... Giacomo
Francesco Grittani ... Gemello Contessa
Nicola Grittani ... Gemello Contessa
Lorenzo Sorrentino ... Nipote al bingo
Daniela Terreri ... Cantante country
Georgia Cardosi ... Moglie Gino
Paola Sebastiani ... Amanda
Annalisa Milanese ... Ragazza
Sofia Mann ... Ragazza nella vasca
Victoria Monti ... Ragazza nella vasca
Giovanni Caruso ... Padre di Geremia

Directed by
Paolo Sorrentino 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paolo Sorrentino  written by

Produced by
Francesca Cima .... producer
Fabio Conversi .... co-producer
Nicola Giuliano .... producer
Domenico Procacci .... producer
 
Original Music by
Teho Teardo 
 
Cinematography by
Luca Bigazzi 
 
Film Editing by
Giogiò Franchini 
 
Casting by
Annamaria Sambucco 
 
Production Design by
Lino Fiorito 
 
Costume Design by
Ortensia De Francesco 
Jessica Zambelli 
 
Makeup Department
Alessandro Berardi .... assistant hair stylist
Dalia Colli .... assistant makeup artist
Massimo De Pellegrino .... hair stylist
Emilia Pelone .... assistant makeup artist
Fernanda Perez .... key makeup artist (as Fernanda Lucia Perez)
Donatella Podano .... makeup artist
Sabrina Romanelli .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Simona Chiocca .... location manager
Giuseppe Di Gangi .... assistant production manager
Gennaro Formisano .... production manager
Viola Prestieri .... production manager
Christian Schiozzi .... production manager (as Cristian Schiozzi)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Davide Bertoni .... first assistant director
Adriano Chiarelli .... second assistant director
Andrea Lodovichetti .... second assistant director
Antonio Moreno .... second assistant director
Lorenzo Rossi Espagnet .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Antonio Capezzuto .... painter
Stefano Carbonaro .... leadman
Sandro Ercolini .... painter
Carmine Guarino .... assistant production designer
Massimo Papini .... lead man
Matteo Sani .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Gianluca Basili .... sound effects editor
Sergio Basili .... foley artist
Emanuele Cecere .... sound
Silvia Moraes .... sound editor
Massimo Puccio .... dolby consultant
Angelo Raguseo .... re-recording mixer
Daghi Rondanini .... sound
Antonio Tirinelli .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Luca Ricci .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Stefano Camberini .... digital mastering editor
Simone Fontana .... digital mastering editor
Simona Infante .... digital compositor
Armando Lombardo .... digital compositor
Gianluca Lopez .... digital compositor
Guido Pappadà .... visual effects supervisor (as Guido Pappadá)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luan Amelio .... second assistant camera
Enrico Andreoli .... sky crane
Eraldo Barbona .... key grip
Salvatore Bognanni .... first assistant camera
Paolo Cafiero .... second assistant camera
Massimiliano Cedroni .... generator operator
Daria D'Antonio .... camera operator: "b" camera
Simone D'Arcangelo .... video assist
Tonino D'Arienzo .... electrician
Marcello Falco .... electrician
Marco Francescon .... generator operator
Francesco Galli .... electrician
Danilo Marcelli .... grip
Patrizio Marra .... grip
Daniel Rizzoni .... electrician
Ciro Rutigliano .... grip
Alessandro Saulini .... gaffer
Sergio Varriale .... still photographer
Luca Bigazzi .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Gabriella Giannattasio .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patrizia Facchina .... sewer
Giuseppina Lazazzara .... sewer (as Giuseppina Lazzazzara)
Roberta Nicodemo .... assistant costume designer
Nunzia Nusdeo .... sewer
Cristina Spillone .... sewer
Valentina Tomljanovic .... sewer
 
Editorial Department
Mascia Calamandrei .... assistant editor
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color timer
Stefano Giovannini .... post-production coordinator
Aline Hervé .... assistant editor
Fiorenza Muller .... assistant editor
Lorenzo Peluso .... assistant editor
Filippo Pichi .... post-production coordinator
Giovanna Ritter .... assistant editor
Cristiano Travaglioli .... assistant editor
Paolo Verrucci .... digital mastering colorist
 
Location Management
Simona Chiocca .... location manager
 
Music Department
Mark L. Beazley .... musician: bass
Remy Dault .... musician: viola
Livia De Sarti .... musician: violin
Erik Friedlander .... musician: cello
Massimo Gattei .... musician: violin
Giovanni Guardi .... music coordinator: Radiofandango
Roberta Ioli .... music engineer
Lee Leibowitz .... musician: double bass
Mirco Muner .... musician: bass
Stefano Muzzin .... musician: bass
Giacomo Orsi .... musician: violin
Teho Teardo .... musician: electronics, guitar, piano, synthesizer, bass, programming
 
Transportation Department
Manlio Calabretta .... driver
Giovanni Cuorvo .... driver
Marco Di Folco .... driver
Stefano Ghersi .... driver
Aniello Guarniera .... driver (as Aniello Guarnieri)
 
Other crew
Antonio Altea .... payroll clerk
Rossella Aterrano .... accountant: Pronos 94
Valerio Attanasio .... behind the scenes director
Anna Belmonte .... accountant: Pronos 94
Oriana Buttacavoli .... representative: Babe Films
Manuela Cavallari .... press agent: collaboration
Elio Cecchin .... production secretary
Aldo Cestini .... caterer
Pappi Corsicato .... choreographer: miss Agro Pontino
Lora Del Monte .... production secretary
Marinella Di Rosa .... press agent: collaboration
Maristella Gubellini .... choreographer: country dance (as Maria Stella Gubellini)
Agathe Hubert .... representative: Babe Films
Francesco Imposimato .... intern: Indigo Film
Francesco Imposimato .... production assistant
Valeria Licurgo .... representative: Fandango
Lara Lucchetta .... intern: Indigo Film
Samantha Natalucci .... script supervisor
Laura Paolucci .... representative: Fandango
Paola Pegoraro .... production coordinator
Sandra Polito .... intern: Indigo Film
Emanuele Scaringi .... backstage director
Daniela Staffa .... press agent
Fabienne Stevens .... representative: Babe Films
Romain Stevens .... representative: Babe Films
Anna Tramontano .... accountant: Pronos 94
Elena Tramontano .... accountant: Pronos 94
Massimiliano Tramontano .... accountant: Pronos 94
Claudio Zampetti .... administrator: Fandango
Fathy Zmouli .... representative: Babe Films
 
Thanks
Davide Azzolini .... thanks
Amedeo Benedetti .... thanks
Marco Brinati .... thanks
Carla Buttarazzi .... thanks
Anna Maria Calenno .... thanks
Renato Chiocca .... thanks
Enzo Cucchi .... thanks
Angelo Curti .... thanks
Romilda D'Ambrosio .... thanks
Caterina D'Amico .... thanks
Davide De Blasio .... thanks
Gabriele De Stefano .... thanks
Antonio Ficarola .... thanks
Massimo Franceschini .... thanks
Paola Franchomme .... thanks
Maurizio Gemma .... thanks
Lidia Giordano .... thanks
Giampiero Giudicapietro .... thanks
Barbara Kautmanova .... thanks
Monica Kubinska .... thanks
Antonio Luppoli .... thanks
Agostino Marcheselli .... thanks
Lidano Marchionne .... thanks
Eugenio Mele .... thanks
Maurizio Minucci .... thanks
Donatella Molaioli .... thanks
Simona Monticelli .... thanks
Nicoletta Negri .... thanks
Nicola Nocella .... thanks
Stefano Olivieri .... thanks
Demetrio Paparoni .... thanks
Pasquale Pironcini .... thanks
Luciano Prota .... thanks
Maurizio Ricci .... thanks
Lorenzo Sorrentino .... dedicatee
Roberto Spada .... thanks
Fulvio Spertini .... thanks
Antonio Taormina .... thanks
Enzo Tomei .... thanks
Vincenzo Zaccheo .... thanks
Rita Zappador .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"L'amico di famiglia" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min | France:110 min (Cannes Film Festival)
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Trivia:
Dedicated to Lorenzo and Tommaso.See more »
Quotes:
Rosalba De Luca:In the end, being brave is the last chance we have to change our lives when we stop liking ourselves. With regrets we only die sad and lonely.See more »
Soundtrack:
One with the FreaksSee more »

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35 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Weird and wonderful., 10 April 2007
Author: come2whereimfrom from United Kingdom

In a word, weird form the outset. From the opening creepy noises and extreme visual stimulation to the random cuts and bizarre set pieces 'The Family Friend' is nothing if not captivating. Its directed superbly by Paolo Sorrentino, whose last film the 'The Consequences of Love' should give you some idea of his visual style and flair, add to this the great cinematography, brilliant use of music and the twisted central performance of Giacomo Rizzo as Geremia and you have a truly excellent if not a little disturbing movie which is part Lynch, Part Fellini and all original. Geremia is a seventy year old tailor which is actually a cover for the fact he is a loan shark. Lonely and sleazy he prays on the needy and during the loan deals poses as a family friend to surround himself with people. One such family borrows money for their daughters wedding and Geremia becomes self appointed helper and starts arranging things for the young couple. Eventually he falls for the bride to be, a winner of the local beauty pageant, and the film becomes a kind of beauty and the beast tale. She is the gorgeous young girl overly fond of dancing and he amongst other things is a seedy, beastly rapist. The films characters are pretty much all unredeemable and it comes across like an Italian 'League of Gentlemen' with its dark humour and strange set ups. The music adds to the weirdness by ranging from Anthony and the Johnsons to classical and country and western. Just like 'Hidden' from last year the film leaves loads of unanswered questions and loose ends but that adds to its deconstructed nature and doesn't detract in anyway from the main story. Its in the smaller things that this film shines like when everyone takes their own chairs to the beauty contest as 'the sponsor and provider of seats pulled out at the last minute' or how Geremia's carrier bag swings from side to side over his plastered arm as he waddles along in schoolboy short trousers. This film won't be to everyone's liking, it is almost certainly an acquired taste, but those that can get under its skin won't be disappointed and will love it for all its creepy eccentricities

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