|The Family (2013)|
|Rating: 6.3/10 (79,774 votes)
Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Luc Besson (screenplay), Michael Caleo (screenplay), Tonino Benacquista (based on the book by)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo
Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Released: 13 Sep 2013
|Plot: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.|
Mafia boss Giovanni Manzoni (Robert De Niro), who has somehow offended Don Luchese (Stan Carp), a rival mafia boss, survives an attempted hit on him and his family at a barbecue. He snitches on Luchese, which sends Luchese to prison; Manzoni and his family enter an FBI witness protection program under the supervision of Agent Robert Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones), and are relocated to a small town in Normandy.
In adjusting to life in the village, each family member runs into trouble. Giovanni is being observed by two FBI agents across the street in a safe-house to ensure he doesn’t leave his house. Giovanni claims to be an author writing a historical novel on the Normandy landings, which is problematic as many citizens in the area are much more familiar with the event than he is. Giovanni finds ways to slip away and begins a quest to discover why the water in his house is brown, becoming irritated when no one he talks to will take responsibility. He savagely beats a plumber who tries to shake him down for money and a local fertilizer factory owner who interrupts him while he is talking.