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Family Portrait (1962)

Cronaca familiare (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 2 March 1963 (Sweden)
1945. Enrico Corsi, in Rome, reflects on his relationship with his eight year younger brother, Lorenzo Corsi, following Lorenzo's recent passing from a long and debilitating illness at age ... See full summary »

Director:

Valerio Zurlini

Writers:

Vasco Pratolini (novel), Valerio Zurlini (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Enrico
Jacques Perrin ... Lorenzo
Sylvie ... Grandmother
Salvo Randone ... Salocchi
Valeria Ciangottini Valeria Ciangottini ... Enzina
Serena Vergano ... Hospital Nun
Marcella Valeri Marcella Valeri
Franca Pasut Franca Pasut
Marco Guglielmi Marco Guglielmi
Nino Fuscagni Nino Fuscagni
Miranda Campa Miranda Campa
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1945. Enrico Corsi, in Rome, reflects on his relationship with his eight year younger brother, Lorenzo Corsi, following Lorenzo's recent passing from a long and debilitating illness at age twenty-seven in Florence. Their mother passed away days after Lorenzo's birth due to complications from the childbirth exacerbated by illness. With their veteran father still in hospital at the time unable to care for the children, Lorenzo was taken in by Sig. Salocchi, the butler of a wealthy English baron, literally to be raised as his and his wife's son in privilege, while Enrico remained with their maternal grandmother in relative poverty. The brothers did not truly get to spend time with and get to know each other until 1935 when Lorenzo was on the cusp of adulthood. For Enrico, theirs ended up being a largely strained but still loving relationship. Despite growing up in wealth, Lorenzo, who longed for what Enrico had, namely a history with blood relations, was unable to cope with real life ... Written by Huggo

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Winner - Best Picture Venice Film Festival See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

2 March 1963 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Portrait See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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Production Co:

Titanus, Metro See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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butchered version???
13 August 2002 | by loverealfilmSee all my reviews

I watched this on TCM and there was something wrong. when Enrico thinks about his brother in voice over, (as if he is writing an autobiography,) instead of Marcello's voice, some idiot dubbed in a ridiculous American actor's voice. firstly, the dubbed voice is all wrong in tone...it's as if the actor were from Car54 or Dragnet, and secondly, the voice reads the lines in the third person, often with bad translation!!!

So you have Enrico remembering his brother, and relating his recollections to the audience in the first person, but you have a voice over going "Enrico says", and "Enrico thinks",...it's a travesty.

This film is somewhat too sentimental, and slightly overwrought, but it has touching and truthful scenes as well. too bad that just when you become involved, some American butchery intrudes. 6/10.


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