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The Dinner (2014)

I nostri ragazzi (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 5 September 2014 (Italy)
Tensions between two brothers and their families escalate when a video of two teenagers, possibly son of one brother and daughter of the other, beating a homeless woman to death, shows up.

Director:

Ivano De Matteo

Writers:

Valentina Ferlan (screenplay), Ivano De Matteo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alessandro Gassmann ... Massimo (as Alessandro Gassman)
Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... Clara
Luigi Lo Cascio ... Paolo
Barbora Bobulova ... Sofia
Rosabell Laurenti Sellers ... Benedetta detta Benny
Jacopo Olmo Antinori ... Michele
Lidia Vitale ... Giovanna
Antonio Salines Antonio Salines ... Il capocamierere del ristorante)
Roberto Accornero Roberto Accornero ... Il professore di Michele
Sharon Alessandri Sharon Alessandri ... Maître ristorante
Giada Fradeani Giada Fradeani ... Sandra
Cristina Puccinelli Cristina Puccinelli ... Segretaria di Massimo
Antonio Grosso Antonio Grosso ... Torre - un poliziotto
Lupo De Matteo Lupo De Matteo ... Stefano Renzi
Adamo Dionisi ... Padre di Stefano
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Storyline

Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the parents protect the kids or force them to face the consequences of their actions?

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How far would you go to protect your children?

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Drama

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Trivia

Italian visa # 108754 delivered on 20-8-2014. See more »

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Version of The Dinner (2013) See more »

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Written by Vancauwenberghe and Wielemans
Performed by Girls in Hawaii
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Suspenseful Italian Drama
13 September 2016 | by larrys3See all my reviews

I found a copy of this DVD at my local library and I'm glad I did, as I thought the movie was an intense and suspenseful drama that I liked quite a bit. It's well directed by Ivano de Matteo, who also co-wrote the script with Valentina Ferlan, and is based on the book by Herman Koch. I see there's going to be an American version of the film coming out next year, with a most talented all-star cast.

Here, this Italian drama centers on two well-to-do families, who are torn asunder when it's revealed that the teenage son of one family and the daughter of the other have committed a most heinous crime, Tension and suspense builds as the parents grapple with how to handle it all, and it didn't go the way I expected it to. It will all culminate in a most shocking finale.

Overall, the intrigue of this movie, which is well acted, written, and directed, kept me absorbed throughout, and you may very well find it to your liking.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 September 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$805, 9 August 2015

Gross USA:

$7,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,032,651
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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