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La cena (1998)

An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in -- large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married ... See full summary »

Director:

Ettore Scola

Writers:

Ettore Scola (story), Ettore Scola | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fanny Ardant ... Flora
Antonio Catania Antonio Catania ... Mago Adam
Francesca d'Aloja Francesca d'Aloja ... Alessandra
Riccardo Garrone ... Diomede
Vittorio Gassman ... Maestro Pezzullo
Giancarlo Giannini ... Professore
Marie Gillain ... Allieva
Nello Mascia Nello Mascia ... Menghini
Adalberto Maria Merli Adalberto Maria Merli ... Bricco
Corrado Olmi Corrado Olmi ... Arturo
Eros Pagni Eros Pagni ... Duilio
Daniela Poggi
Rolando Ravello Rolando Ravello
Stefania Sandrelli ... Isabella
Stefano Antonucci Stefano Antonucci
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Storyline

An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in -- large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married and single -- to dine, converse, argue, celebrate, make confessions; to overhear other people's discussions, to interrupt them, to sing, listen to music, and enjoy life. The camera, just like the people, moves constantly from table to table, into the kitchen and the back room to observe the staff's petty jealousies and frustrations -- until two hours later it's time for everybody to go home. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

MEDUSA FILM - LA CENA

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 November 1998 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A vacsora See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Awful
16 August 2000 | by Goldmine-2See all my reviews

I gave 1 to this film. I can't understand how Ettore Scola,one of the greater directors of Italian cinema, made a film like this, so stupid and ridiculous! All the stories of the people involved in the movie are unsubstantial,boring and not interesting. Too long,too boring. The only things I save in this movie are Giancarlo Giannini and Vittorio Gasmann. Hope that Scola will change radically themes and style in his next film.


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