The Family

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/1993
  • UPC: 028485160316
  • Original Release: 1987
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  • Source: VESTRON VIDEO
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vittorio Gassman Carlo as a man/Carlo's grandfather
Fanny Ardant Adriana
Stefania Sandrelli Beatrice, as a woman
Andrea Occhipinti Carlo (as a boy)
Alberto Gimignani Giulio (as a boy)
Paola Agosti Juliette II
Sergio Castellitto Carletto (as a man)
Giuseppe Cederna Enrico (as a man)
Athina Cenci Aunt Margherita
Jo Champa Adriana (as a girl)
Carlo Dapporto
Massimo Dapporto Giulio (as a boy)
Cecilia Dazzi Beatrice (as a girl)
Dagmar Lassander Marika
Philippe Noiret Jean Luc
Renzo Palmer Uncle Nicola (old)
Alessandra Panelli Aunt Luise
Meme Perlini Aristide
Ottavia Piccolo Adelina (as a woman)
Monica Scattini Aunt Ornella
Ricky Tognazzi Paolino (as a man)
Massimo Venturiello Armando
Marco Vivio Carletto (as a boy)
Technical Credits
Ettore Scola Director, Screenwriter, Editor
Luciano Ricceri Art Director
Ricardo Aronovich Cinematographer
Gabriella Pescucci Costumes/Costume Designer
Armando Trovajoli Score Composer
Ruggero Maccari Screenwriter
Furio Scarpelli Screenwriter
Franco Committeri Producer
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