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The Family (La Famiglia)

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:December 25, 1987
Running time:120 minutes
Cast:Vittorio Gassman, Fanny Ardant, Stefania Sandrelli, Andrea Occhipinti, Emmanuele Lamaro
Director:Ettore Scola
Producer:Franco Committeri, Giorgio Scotton
Writer:Ruggero Maccari, Furio Scarpelli
Distributor:Vestron Pictures Ltd.

Description: 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. ~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide

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