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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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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 »
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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinecittà,Massfilm,Cinémax See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)
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I want to see it again
1 January 2001 | by franco-10See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie, but it starts off kind of slowly. At one point as I was wondering why I am watching it. But it grows on you and before you know it you are hooked. It's not the kind of movie Americans are used to - it deals with emotions, sensitivity, love, involvement, but without much reliance on special effects, sex, or violence. It explores the meaning of life, but it's one flaw is the failure to bring the search for God into it.


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