The Family (1987)

PG   |    |  Drama, Romance

The Family (1987) Poster

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 ... See full summary »

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.



  • Vittorio Gassman and Ricky Tognazzi in The Family (1987)
  • Jo Champa and Andrea Occhipinti in The Family (1987)
  • Jo Champa and Andrea Occhipinti in The Family (1987)
  • Andrea Occhipinti and Stefania Sandrelli in The Family (1987)
  • Vittorio Gassman and Sergio Castellitto in The Family (1987)
  • Fanny Ardant and Philippe Noiret in The Family (1987)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

4 August 2008 | analiacroci
| Wonderful Italian movie.
A great movie by master of Italian cinema, Ettore Scola, the director of C'eravamo tanti amati, La cena and Le Bal. This film is a wonderful insight view of the ups and downs of a middle class family, how everybody grows, makes his own family, the good and the bad moments, crisis and celebrations. Vittorio Gassmann delights with his portrait of Carlo, a Literature professor whose life is rather plain but fulfilled with the stories of everybody else in his house, his family. Also Fanny Ardant and Stephania Sandrelli do a great job as two sisters who fall in love with the same man, and try to live with that pain inside, putting family respect before anything else.

Critic Reviews

More Like This

  • Le Bal

    Le Bal

  • We All Loved Each Other So Much

    We All Loved Each Other So Much

  • A Special Day

    A Special Day

  • Ugly, Dirty and Bad

    Ugly, Dirty and Bad

  • The Dinner

    The Dinner

  • Passion of Love

    Passion of Love

  • La terrazza

    La terrazza

  • Splendor


  • Unfair Competition

    Unfair Competition

  • What Time Is It?

    What Time Is It?

  • Macaroni


  • People of Rome

    People of Rome

Did You Know?


Plot Summary


Drama | Romance

Carla Gugino Had to Turn Down Her Empathy in "Jett"

The Watchmen and San Andreas star leans into a different side of herself to play a hard-hitting new role.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what TV shows editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to Star Wars, video games, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on