Rolling Family

Rolling Family

Director: Pablo Trapero

Cast: Graciana Chironi, Liliana Capuro, Ruth Dobel

     
 

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Argentinean writer/director Pablo Trapero (El Bonaerense, Crane World) takes to the road in Rolling Family. Emilia (Graciana Chironi) is the matriarch of a family living in Buenos Aires. When she learns that her sister's daughter is getting married, she gathers the whole family for a trip to her hometown of Misiones, on the border of Brazil. OneSee more details below

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Argentinean writer/director Pablo Trapero (El Bonaerense, Crane World) takes to the road in Rolling Family. Emilia (Graciana Chironi) is the matriarch of a family living in Buenos Aires. When she learns that her sister's daughter is getting married, she gathers the whole family for a trip to her hometown of Misiones, on the border of Brazil. One of her daughters, Marta (Liliana Capuro), is married to Oscar (Bernardo Forteza). Marta calls him "Fatso," and he owns the RV the family uses for the trip. They have a teenage son, Gustavo (Raul Viñona), and a little boy, Matias (Nicolás López). Their older daughter, Paola (Laura Glave), ends up joining the party at the last moment when she tearfully walks out on her druggie boyfriend, Claudio (Federico Esquerro), and shows up on the family's doorstep in tears with her infant son. Also on board is Emilia's other daughter, Claudia (Ruth Dobel), and her husband, Ernesto (Carlos Resta). They bring their teen daughter, Yanina (Marianela Pedano), who brings along a friend, Nadia (Leila Gomez). Complications arise as soon as the trip begins. In addition to the problems that might be expected (car trouble, a run-in with the police), relationships get tangled. The boy-crazy Yanina aggressively pursues her cousin, Gustavo, who is more interested in Nadia. Claudio catches up with the family on his motorcycle, and gets into an altercation with Oscar. Things get even more heated when Ernesto begins flirting with Marta, his sister-in-law. All these problems surface with the entire family jammed into a small space, putting the entire trip in jeopardy. Rolling Family was shown by the Film Society of Lincoln Center at the 2004 New York Film Festival.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Pablo Trapero's Rolling Family is an amiably sour road movie, a predictably plotted family saga which still feels heartfelt. It's nearly a given, once Emilia's (Graciana Chironi) family agrees to accompany her from Buenos Aires to her remote hometown on the border of Brazil, that there will be many mechanical and familial breakdowns along the way, some comic and some tragic. But Trapero's cast has a freewheeling energy, and there's enough colorful roadside detail across the Argentinean countryside to keep things lively as the characters' conflicts reach their inevitable boiling point, centered around the hotheaded Oscar (Bernardo Forteza), who unleashes his righteous wrath against both the irresponsible hippie father (Federico Esquerro) of his grandson and his smugly bourgeois brother-in-law (Carlos Resta). While some of the many characters get short shrift, the interaction of the adolescent cousins shows that Trapero has insight into teen sexuality. Emilia tells a fireside story of a good man gone bad, but its meaning seems lost on the family. They seem to have internalized the corruption they encounter along the road. The best thing about Rolling Family is the way Trapero encapsulates the meaning of the experience with the quiet rhyming shots of Emilia sitting alone that open and close the film. Emilia is the moral center of the film, and the subtle difference in these two shots speaks volumes about her relationship with her family.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2006
UPC:
0660200314422
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Palm Pictures / Umvd
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
94,853

Special Features

Como se hizo Familia Rodante; Trailer de Cine Argentino; Trailer de Cone de Estados Unidos; Sonido Surround 5.1; Trailers de Palm Pictures; Links a paginas web

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Graciana Chironi Emilia
Liliana Capuro Marta
Ruth Dobel Claudia
Federico Esquerro Claudio
Bernardo Forteza Oscar
Laura Glave Paola
Leila Gomez Nadia
Nicolas Lopez Matías
Marianela Pedano Yanina
Carlos Resta Ernesto
Raul Viñoles Gustav

Technical Credits
Pablo Trapero Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Robert Bevan Producer
Leon Cicco Score Composer
Douglas Cummins Co-producer
Hugo Diaz Score Composer
Hugo Castro Fau Executive Producer
Christopher Freidel Co-producer
Nicolas Goldbart Editor
Martin Grignaschi Sound/Sound Designer
Martina Gusman Executive Producer
Guillermo "Bill" Nieto Cinematographer
Donald Ranvaud Producer
Marc Sillam Co-producer
Juaujo Soza Score Composer
Marisa Urruti Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Familia Rodante
1. Emilia's Birthday Party [9:12]
2. Preparing for the Journey [4:18]
3. Off at Last [4:36]
4. Family Dynamics [4:53]
5. Grandma's Advice [5:41]
6. Stopped for Inspection [3:17]
7. No Spare Parts? [3:47]
8. The Viking 58 [9:59]
9. A Story of Betrayal [2:56]
10. A Night in a Hotel [3:17]
11. Developing Relationships [9:12]
12. Claudio Arrives [4:32]
13. Out of Gas [9:09]
14. Getting Dressed [2:38]
15. Sent Packing [5:44]
16. The Wedding [8:39]
17. Reconnecting [4:54]
18. Credits [5:58]

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