The Family (1987)

01/01/1987 (US) RomanceDrama 2h 7m


"The Family," an album with a velvet cover, is meant to touch the extended family of man. Formal portraits, bookends in this 80-year saga, enclose the central story, which opens with the baptism of Carlo, a baby in his grandfather's lap, and ends with Carlo as a grandfather with a baby in his arms. And never once do we get out of the house, whose rooms provide the film's structure. Comfort or passion? Carlo couldn't really decide until it was too late.

  1. Ettore Scola

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Ruggero Maccari

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Furio Scarpelli

    Screenplay, Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Vittorio Gassman

    Vittorio Gassman

    Carlo as a man / Carlo's grandfather

  2. Fanny Ardant

    Fanny Ardant


  3. Stefania Sandrelli

    Stefania Sandrelli


  4. Andrea Occhipinti

    Andrea Occhipinti

    Carlo as a young man

  5. Emanuele Lamaro

    Carlo as a child

  6. Cecilia Dazzi

    Cecilia Dazzi

    Beatrice as a young woman

  7. Jo Champa

    Jo Champa

    Adriana as a young woman

  8. Joska Versari

    Joska Versari

    Giulio as a child

  9. Alberto Gimignani

    Alberto Gimignani

    Giulio as a young man

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The Family
The Family

Original Title La famiglia

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Budget -

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