Cast: Castellitto Sergio; Cederna Giuseppe; Cerusico Fabrizio; Dapporto Carlo; Dapporto Massimo; De Leo Antonio; Gassman Vittorio; Gimignani Alberto; Gregori Giampiero; Lamaro Emanuele; Marsala Maurizio; Massimi Riccardo; Noiret Philippe; Occhipinti Andrea; Palmer Renzo; Perlini Memи; Peyrac Jacques; Pizzolato Allessandro; Tognazzi Ricky; Venturiello Massimo; Versari Joska; Vivio Marco; Agosti Paola; Ardant Fanny; Aronovich Andrea Livier; Balletta Francesca; Cenci Athina; Champa Jo; Davi Raffaela; Dazzi Cecilia; De Santis Silvana; Kochansky Hanja; Lassander Dagmar; Panelli Alessandra; Pascali Consuelo; Piccolo Ottavia; Sandrelli Stefania; Scattini Monica; Scoppa Barbara; Stuppia Ilaria; Zoppi Allessandra; Committeri Franco; Diana Graziano; Maccari Ruggero; Scarpelli Furio; Scola Ettore; Aronovich Ricardo; Trovajoli Armando; Pescucci Gabriella; Malvestito Francesco; Clementelli Lucilla; Morra Gianfranco; Penna Franco; Ruhle Maria; Scotton Barbara; Lo Fazio Cinzia; Ricceri Luciano
Taglines: In 1906 Carlo was born into a very large family…
Storyline: “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.
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.