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Familia (1996)

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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12 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Santiago
Amparo Muñoz ... Carmen
Ágata Lys ... Sole
Chete Lera ... Ventura
Elena Anaya ... Luna
Raquel Rodrigo ... Rosa
Juan Querol Juan Querol ... Carlos
Aníbal Carbonero Aníbal Carbonero ... Nico
André Falcon André Falcon ... Martin
Béatrice Camurat Béatrice Camurat ... Alicia
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Storyline

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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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

24 January 1997 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Család See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Remade as Una famiglia perfetta (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Chorus
by Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt
Edited by Ediciones Musicales Clipper's
Courtesy of Polygram
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Artificial movie about an artificial family
23 July 2008 | by webbobilbaoSee all my reviews

The best thing of the movie is the basics of the plot: a lonely man hires a group of actors who will "play" his family on his 55th. birthday. That allows Fernando Leon to show some topics of the familiar conversations: sometimes we can feel that those pretended memories or feelings in the family are too similar to the real ones we live in our own families. Those are the best moments of the movie.

Unfortunately, I think that the development of the idea is rather poor. The problem is, in my opinion, the lack of credibility of the movie. I can't believe the human beings behind the actors (while they are not with the protagonist). It "smells" so much to script, to a writer trying to build situations that "make us think, mmmmmmm"!. I suppose it's Leon's style, but I am not fond of it. And actors (except a brilliant -in this role- Juan Luis Galiardo) don't help with their poor acting.


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