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58 Ratings

The Dinner

La Cena

Directed by Ettore Scola
France, Italy, 1998
Comedy, Drama


Dinner is the most calm, serene moment of the day, when defenses are down and the essential aspects of a human being come forth complete with vices and virtues, when desires, martyrdom and love are admitted to.

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The Dinner Directed by Ettore Scola

Awards & Festivals

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1999 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actress

1999 | 3 nominations including: Best Screenplay

David di Donatello Awards

1999 | Nominee: Best Producer

Critics reviews

The festive setting for this sombre talk is Portabella’s ironic point: the intended revolution is joyful, even hedonistic, and, though the evening closes on a terrible moment of silence, the end credits—added after Franco’s death, in 1975—reveal the guests’ identities, giving them the last laugh.
October 26, 2018
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