The Dinner (La cena) 25 years old

The Dinner

An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in -- large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married and single -- to dine, converse, argue, celebrate, make confessions; to overhear other people's discussions, to interrupt them, to sing, listen to music, and enjoy life. The camera, just like the people, moves constantly from table to table, into the kitchen and the back room to observe the staff's petty jealousies and frustrations -- until two hours later it's time for everybody to go home.


The Dinner Cast

Name Character
Fanny Ardant She was 49, now 74 years old as Flora
Giancarlo Giannini He was 56, now 81 years old as il professore
Antonio Catania He was 46, now 71 years old as Mago Adam
Stefania Sandrelli She was 52, now 77 years old as Isabella
Vittorio Gassman He was 76, 77 years old when he died as maestro Pezzullo
Venantino Venantini He was 68, 88 years old when he died
Marie Gillain She was 23, now 48 years old as l'allieva
Walter Lupo
Daniela Poggi She was 43, now 69 years old as la bella sconosciuta
Adalberto Maria Merli He was 60, now 85 years old as capo comico
Giorgio Tirabassi He was 38, now 63 years old as Francesco
Stefano Antonucci He was 49, now 75 years old
Giorgio Colangeli He was 48, now 73 years old as Vincenzo Petrosillo
Eros Pagni He was 59, now 84 years old as Duilio
Rolando Ravello He was 29, now 54 years old as cliente seduto da solo
Francesco Siciliano He was 30, now 55 years old
Adriana Innocenti She was 71, 89 years old when she died
Nello Mascia She was 51, 58 years old when she died as Minini
Paolo Merloni
Sergio Nicolai as padre di Franco
Ettore Garofolo He was 51, 52 years old when he died
Riccardo Garrone He was 71, 89 years old when he died as Diomede
Corrado Olmi He was 71, now 97 years old as Arturo
Francesca Rettondini She was 27, now 52 years old
Francesca D'Aloja She was 35, now 60 years old as Alessandra

The Dinner Crew

Name Department
Giacomo Scarpelli as Writer. He was 42 (now 67) years old Writing
Ettore Scola as Director. He was 67 (84) years old when He died Directing
Ettore Scola as Writer. He was 67 (84) years old when He died Writing
The Dinner poster
The Dinner (25 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, September 03, 1998
  • Runtime: 126 minutes