The Family

Synopsis: A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of CIA Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert De Niro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D'Leo) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings.
Director(s): Luc Besson
Production: Relativity Media
  1 nomination.
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111 min

Who's that?

How should I know?


Hello? Hello?


The only real question we should

ask ourselves during our existence is

how much is a man's life worth?

Knowing what you're worth is like

knowing what day you're gonna die.

Me? I'm worth $20 million,

and I'd hand over every last dollar

to get my old life back.

Sweetie? Wake up, we're here.

- F***. It's about time.

- Warren. Language.

Mom, we've been on the road 11 hours

and it smells like

a skunk's butt-crack back here.

That's no reason to talk like a punk.

- It's the dog.

Yeah. No kidding it's the dog.

If you washed him once in a while

like I asked you to,

we wouldn't have this problem.

Yeah, yeah.

We're looking for number ten.

- Next, on the left.

- There are no numbers.

No, I know. Stansfield said that.

That's it, yeah.

No, no, the left, and then...

That's it up there. Right.

Over here.


That's it.

No electricity?

No, there is, but they must have

turned the power off.

- Mom, what are you doing?

- Scaring the rats away.

- There are rats here?

- Who knows? You never know.

- I'm not staying here if there are rats.

- Belle, don't start, please.

Anyway, your father can't stand them.

Give him 24 hours,

he'll have killed

every single rodent in the place.


Belle, you're upstairs on the right.

Warren, opposite your sister.

- It's cold here.

- Well, I'll make a fire.


Idiots forgot the TV again.

- Tomorrow, they said.

- "Tomorrow," that's their favorite word.

Hey, you two, don't chew me out

whenever anything is missing.

Go see, talk to them yourselves.

Does anybody know

what this place is called?

Cholong-sur-Avre, Normandy.

The Avre part is a river.

Besides our boys landing here in '44,

what's Normandy famous for?

- Camembert.

- Calvados.


The Riviera had both those things,

and sunshine.

Yeah, so did Paris.

Yeah, right. But here is where we live

now, where they make the cheese,

and that's it,

so get used to the real world.


There you are. Good dog.

Hey, hon.

You want a hand with the bags?

No, no, no, I got it, I got it.

Get the kids to sleep, they gotta

get ready for school tomorrow.


I know it wasn't you,

but I couldn't say nothing.

Where the hell did you go?

- Checking out the property.

- It's so big?

Just getting my bearings.

I was trying to help the dog

find himself a spot.

- Tomorrow, I'll find mine.

- Oh, good.

No cereals, no toast, no peanut butter.

So you'll have to make do

with the apple donuts

I got from the bakery this morning.

- Where's this school at?

- I've drawn them a map.

- Do we still have the same names?

- No, we are the Blake family.


Just in case.

- Your hair is damp.

- Mom, it's fine.

- Have a good day.

- Bye, Dad.

Love you.

- Love you too.

I'm gonna go check out the town

- and get some groceries.

- All right.

Try not to slob around all day

in your robe, OK?

- No, 'cause of the neighbors?

- No, for your morale.

My morale is OK, honey. Don't worry

about me. I'm just a little out of it,

but you adjust more easily

than I do to these things.

What do we say

if we run into the neighbors?

Just give me some time to think

about that. In the meantime,

just give them a nice smile, and that'll

give us time to come up with an idea.

And Stansfield asked me to make sure

that you don't step outside

the front gate.

- Until when?

- Until he gets here.

And you're not supposed to mention

the Riviera.

Where are we from then?

The States, sweetie.

This is not looking good.

Yeah, we're playing

in the minor league now.

- We'll debrief at lunch?

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Luc Besson

Luc Besson is a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed or produced the films Subway, The Big Blue, and Nikita. more…

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