The Family Friend

The Family Friend
  • 2006
  • Italy
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
  • Written by: Paolo Sorrentino
  • Cast: Giacomo Rizzo
  • Language: Italian

Moneylender Geremia (Rizzo) insinuates himself into the family of a young bride, after they are forced to borrow money from him. Sorrentino returns from the minimalist perversities of The Consequences of Love with this odd but pleasing Fellini-esque farce.

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The Family Friend

26 Mar 20074 stars

The Neapolitan writer-director Paolo Sorrentino follows up his sleek Mafia thriller The Consequences of Love with the wonderfully eccentric and unpredictable The Family Friend, which he has described as ‘a dive into humanity and its degeneracy’.

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