Rolling Family

Overview

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 ...
See more details below
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $24.21   
  • Used (3) from $1.99   

Overview

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.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Making of featurette; Argentinean theatrical trailer; US theatrical trailer; 5.1 Surround Sound; Palm previews; Weblinks
Read More Show Less

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2006
  • UPC: 660200313029
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Palm Pictures / Umvd
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD

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
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rolling Family
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. Cuadio 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]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Rolling Family
   Play
   Set-Up
      Audio: 5.1 Surround
      Audio: 2.0 Stereo
      Subtitles: English Subtitles
      Subtitles: Off
   Scene Selections
   Extras
      Making of Rolling Family
      Argentinean Theatrical Trailer
      US Theatrical Trailer
      Previews
      Weblinks
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously