La Famiglia (The Family) (1987)





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A family history is recalled by the venerable patriarch Carlo (Vittorio Gassman) as he prepares to celebrate his 80th birthday. Young Carlo (Andrea Massimo) marries Beatrice (Stefania Sandrelli) in 1926 but later has an illicit affair with her bohemian artist sister Adriana (Fanny Ardant). Fascism, World War II, and the raising of children and grandchildren mark the passing of a lifetime. Old Carlo lives with his grandson where his recollections are interrupted by the gentle nagging of his beloved Beatrice. This feature received an Oscar nomination in 1987 for "Best Foreign Film."
Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Vestron Pictures Ltd.


Sergio Castellitto
as Carletto, as a man
Fanny Ardant
as Adriana
Philippe Noiret
as Jean Luc
Giuseppe Cederna
as Enrico (as a man)
Vittorio Gassman
as Carlo, as a man / Carlo's grandfather
Andrea Occhipinti
as Carlo as a young man
Monica Scattini
as Aunt Ornella
Jo Champa
as Adriana (as a girl)
Ricky Tognazzi
as Paolino, as a man
Cecilia Dazzi
as Beatrice, as a girl
Renzo Palmer
as Uncle Nicola (old)
Alberto Gimignani
as Giulio, as a boy
Alessandra Panelli
as Aunt Luise
Athina Cenci
as Aunt Margherita
Jo Ciampa
as Young Adriana
Carlo Dapporto
as Giulio, as a man
Paola Agosti
as Juliette II
Massimo Dapporto
as Giulio, as a boy
Meme Perlini
as Aristide
Marco Vivio
as Carletto (as a boy)
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An excellent intergenerational family drama that traces 80 years of Italian history through the life of one man, without leaving the walls of his Roman apartment.

September 8, 2004

Charts the vocabulary of love within one household over a period of 80 years.

Full Review… | July 15, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

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July 1, 2005

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