7.4/10
1,871
4 user 3 critic

The Family (1987)

La famiglia (original title)
With the background of the XX century Italian history, Carlo, a retired teacher, traces the vicissitudes of his family.

Director:

Ettore Scola

Writers:

Graziano Diana (dialogue), Ruggero Maccari (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Dinner (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A multitude of characters face personal problems while having dinner in a roman restaurant.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Fanny Ardant, Antonio Catania, Francesca d'Aloja
La terrazza (1980)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Expensive vines, tables filled with food, but emptiness inside. Everyone has stopped developing, and fastened in their roles. Hurtful, but still funny story about human development.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Ugo Tognazzi, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Le Bal (1983)
History | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Dance moves, music and fashion mark the passage of time inside a Paris dance hall, throughout fifty years of history.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Étienne Guichard, Régis Bouquet, Francesco De Rosa
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the 1860s, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier, is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Valeria D'Obici, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Three partisans bound by a strong friendship return home after the war, but the clash with everyday reality puts a strain on their bond.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two textile traders, with the shop close to one another, fight for the supremacy of their own business during the racial laws in Italy.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Sergio Castellitto, Gérard Depardieu
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An exciting and visionary portrait of the master filmmaker Federico Fellini, based on the memories and the feelings of his great friend director Ettore Scola.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Tommaso Lazotti, Maurizio De Santis, Giacomo Lazotti
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Four generations of a family live in a shantytown in the outskirts of Rome. The household engages in various forms of sexual idiosyncrasies, land swindles, incest, drugs and adultery.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Francesco Anniballi, Maria Bosco, Giselda Castrini
A Special Day (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler's visit to Italy in May 1938.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla
Splendor (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jordan, forced to close his movie theater due to financial problems, recalls the events, the characters and the films that marked his life.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Massimo Troisi, Marina Vlady
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A three-way love affair in the Rome of the early seventies.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Giancarlo Giannini
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emanuele Lamaro Emanuele Lamaro ... Carlo
Andrea Occhipinti ... Carlo
Vittorio Gassman ... Carlo / Nonno di Carlo
Cecilia Dazzi Cecilia Dazzi ... Beatrice
Stefania Sandrelli ... Beatrice
Jo Champa ... Adriana
Fanny Ardant ... Adriana
Joska Versari Joska Versari ... Giulio
Alberto Gimignani Alberto Gimignani ... Giulio
Massimo Dapporto Massimo Dapporto ... Giulio
Carlo Dapporto Carlo Dapporto ... Giulio
Consuelo Pascali Consuelo Pascali ... Adelina
Ilaria Stuppia Ilaria Stuppia ... Adelina
Ottavia Piccolo ... Adelina
Athina Cenci Athina Cenci ... Zia Margherita
Edit

Storyline

Traces events in the life of Carlo, from his christening in 1906, where his grandfather reminds his father that Carlo means "free man," to his 80th birthday party. The film principally explores his relationships with younger brother Guilio, with wife Beatrice, and with her sister Adriana, whom Carlo loved as a young man. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In 1906 Carlo was born into a very large family... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | French | Hungarian

Release Date:

December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Family See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,590, 24 January 1988

Gross USA:

$346,730

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$346,730
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Entertaining
12 October 2003 | by bouncingoffwallSee all my reviews

Most of the main characters in this movie are played by more than one actor since the story depicts a family during a period of nearly eighty years. All transitions from one actor to the next are smooth; except for that between the actors who portrayed Carlo, the protagonist. Andrea Occhipinti portrays a handsome and quite charismatic young Carlo, and after a period of about fifteen years in the movie, Vittorio Gassman (35 years older than Mr. Occhipinti) begins to play Carlo. Mr. Gassman looks very little like Mr. Occhipinti, and the miscasting damaged the film which otherwise would have been better than what I gave it, 7/10.


8 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed