Parenti serpenti

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Parenti serpenti
Parenti serpenti.jpg
Directed byMario Monicelli
Produced byGiovanni Di Clemente
Written byCarmine Amoroso (play), Piero De Bernardi, Mario Monicelli, Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Story byCarmine Amoroso
StarringAlessandro Haber
Cinzia Leone
Paolo Panelli
Music byAdelio Cogliati
CinematographyFranco Di Giacomo
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Distributed byClemi Film
Release date
Running time
105 min

Parenti serpenti (also known as Dearest Relatives, Poisonous Relations) is a 1992 Italian black comedy film written and directed by Mario Monicelli.[1][2][3] It won the Italian film critics Silver Ribbon for Best Costumes.[4]


An old couple invite all their children and grandchildren to their home in Sulmona, in Abruzzo, to celebrate the Christmas holidays. After a day spent at church and playing bingo at home, the grandmother asks her two daughters and two sons to decide amongst themselves which of them will take her and her husband to live with them, now that they are getting old. Their children are initially pleased to hear that their parents want to see more of them, but no one wants to take on the responsibility of having them move into their home...


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Leonardo De Franceschi. Lo sguardo eclettico: il cinema di Mario Monicelli. Marsilio, 2001. ISBN 8831777637.
  2. ^ Ivana Delvino. I film di Mario Monicelli. Gremese Editore, 2008. ISBN 8884404770.
  3. ^ Roberto Chiti; Enrico Lancia; Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I Film. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401372.
  4. ^ Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.

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