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The Family (1987)

La famiglia (original title)
With the background of the XX century Italian history, Carlo, a retired teacher, traces the vicissitudes of his family.

Director:

Ettore Scola

Writers:

Graziano Diana (dialogue), Ruggero Maccari (story) | 2 more credits »
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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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In 1906 Carlo was born into a very large family... 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:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$346,730
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)
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Entertaining
12 October 2003 | by bouncingoffwallSee all my reviews

Most of the main characters in this movie are played by more than one actor since the story depicts a family during a period of nearly eighty years. All transitions from one actor to the next are smooth; except for that between the actors who portrayed Carlo, the protagonist. Andrea Occhipinti portrays a handsome and quite charismatic young Carlo, and after a period of about fifteen years in the movie, Vittorio Gassman (35 years older than Mr. Occhipinti) begins to play Carlo. Mr. Gassman looks very little like Mr. Occhipinti, and the miscasting damaged the film which otherwise would have been better than what I gave it, 7/10.


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