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FUNERAL FAMILY

FUNERAL FAMILY

Comedy | Italian | 121 minutes

Company

Vision Distribution


Cast & Crew

Director

Claudio Amendola

Producers

ISABELLA COCUZZA, ARTURO PAGLIA

Writers

ROBERTO IANNONE, KISSY DUGAN, CLAUDIO AMENDOLA

Cast

Massimo Ghini, Gian Marco Tognazzi, Lucia Ocone, Alessandro Speduti, Sonia Bergamasco, Piero Pelu, Alice Benvenuti, Giuliana Loiodice


Synopsis

“We’re all gonna die, you’d better cash in on it”. The Pasti family has been running a funeral home for generations, and this is an evergreen catchphrase around the household. The head of the family, Giuseppe (Edoardo Leo), would go the extra mile to turn a corpse into a pile of cash, tax-free of course. After his death, the family business is taken over by his children Giovanni (Massimo Ghini), Maria (Lucia Ocone), Marco (Gianmarco Tognazzi), and Matteo (Alessandro Sperduti). Giovanni is just like his father, and his decisions are steered by pathological greediness; Maria feels a compulsion to sleep with any widower who comes her way, Marco is a guru in thanatoesthetics (aka dead body make-up); Matteo is a web influencer wannabe, and his aid to the business is his flippant, tasteless use of social media. Ironically, though, his non-conventional and politically incorrect ways seem to be a vital lifeline for a company that is now in dire straits - apparently, tax cannot stay free forever. Manager Maddalena Grandi (Sonia Bergamasco) is looking to hiring them for the last goodbye to famous singer Gabriele Arcangelo (Piero Pelù), who died from an overdose, right in the midst of an anti-drug campaign. After all, “unconventional” is precisely what she needs.


Completion Year

2021


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