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Family Resemblances (1996)

Un air de famille (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 12 June 1998 (USA)
An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and ... See full summary »

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Henri
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Betty
Claire Maurier ...
Madame Ménard - la mère
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Philippe
Alain Guillo ...
Le Présentateur
Sophie Simon ...
La Mère 1967
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Le Père 1967
Antoine Chappey ...
Le Voisin
Chantal Gouard ...
Une amie de la mère
Viviane Ordas ...
Une amie de la mère
Aurélie Remacle ...
Betty 1967
Nicolas Taeb ...
Henri 1967
Ludovic Taeb ...
Philippe 1967
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An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and memories both clash and coalesce. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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Family Resemblances  »

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Opening Weekend:

$257,637 (USA) (12 June 1998)

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$316,872 (USA) (28 June 1998)
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Quotes

Yolande: What use is it to keep a paralysed dog in the house?
Denis: Think of it as a decoration. It's like a rug, but alive.
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Referenced in Un petit jeu sans conséquence (2004) See more »

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Una furtiva lacrima
from "L'elisir d'amore"
Written by Gaetano Donizetti
Performed by Enrico Caruso
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A very French comedy
6 January 2000 | by (Pau, FRANCE) – See all my reviews

This French comedy is one of the best of the last years with "On connait la chanson" & "Le diner de cons". I believe that this movie should be very difficult to understand for non-french people or for those who don't know very well our humor. Personally, I love this movie and the actors who are playing in it. Particularly Jean Pierre Bacri with his mimics and his faculty to be hilarious. He has written the script with Agnes Jaoui and this is not a surprise to see that they've succeeded in writting an excellent comedy. In fact they have written many scripts together and they were often very good movies. As many as the others French comedies, I don't know what is the result with the english translation, but I think you should watch it in french version because a good part of the actors play's is in their way of talking and their voice intonation's. And this is very difficult to translate.


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