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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:

Ettore Scola

Writers:

Graziano Diana (dialogue), Ruggero Maccari (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emanuele Lamaro Emanuele Lamaro ... Carlo, as a child
Andrea Occhipinti ... Carlo as a young man
Vittorio Gassman ... Carlo, as a man / Carlo's grandfather
Cecilia Dazzi Cecilia Dazzi ... Beatrice, as a girl
Stefania Sandrelli ... Beatrice
Jo Champa ... Adriana as a young woman
Fanny Ardant ... Adriana
Joska Versari Joska Versari ... Giulio, as a child
Alberto Gimignani Alberto Gimignani ... Giulio, as a boy
Massimo Dapporto Massimo Dapporto ... Giulio, as a young man
Carlo Dapporto Carlo Dapporto ... Giulio, as a man
Consuelo Pascali Consuelo Pascali ... Adelina, as a child
Ilaria Stuppia Ilaria Stuppia ... Adelina, as a girl
Ottavia Piccolo ... Adelina
Athina Cenci Athina Cenci ... Aunt Margherita
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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>

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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 »
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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | French | Hungarian

Release Date:

December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Family See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$346,730
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)
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Wonderful Italian movie.
4 August 2008 | by analiacrociSee all my reviews

A great movie by master of Italian cinema, Ettore Scola, the director of C'eravamo tanti amati, La cena and Le Bal. This film is a wonderful insight view of the ups and downs of a middle class family, how everybody grows, makes his own family, the good and the bad moments, crisis and celebrations. Vittorio Gassmann delights with his portrait of Carlo, a Literature professor whose life is rather plain but fulfilled with the stories of everybody else in his house, his family. Also Fanny Ardant and Stephania Sandrelli do a great job as two sisters who fall in love with the same man, and try to live with that pain inside, putting family respect before anything else.


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