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THE FAMILY FRIEND

by Paolo Sorrentino

synopsis

Geremia, a sixty year old man, earns his living as a moneylender. His face, which he doesn't realise, is just as unpleasant as his character. He, on the other hand, has the impression that he is fair and soically useful. He thinks that he can save families to whom he lends money and interfere in their lives, like an odd type of "friend of the family".

international title: The Family Friend
original title: L' amico di famiglia
country: Italy
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
release date: IT 13/10/2006, UK 16/03/2007, FR 02/05/2007
screenplay: Paolo Sorrentino
cast: Giacomo Rizzo, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Laura Chiatti, Gigi Angelillo
cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
film editing: Giogiò Franchini
art director: Lino Fiorito
costumes designer: Ortensia De Francesco
music: Pasquale Catalano
producer: Domenico Procacci, Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano
production: Fandango, Indigo Film, Babe Films (FR)
distributor: Medusa Film, Pyramide (FR), Artificial Eye (UK)

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