Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend... See full summary »
Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian federal elections.
Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As ... See full summary »
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful ... See full summary »
Don Giulio, giovane prete romano, ritorna a casa dopo essere stato parroco in un'isola del Mar Tirreno ed è destinato ad una chiesa di periferia. A Roma egli ritrova i genitori, la sorella ... See full summary »
Ferruccio De Ceresa
Giovanni is a successful psychoanalyst who has to put up with the seemingly endless string of trivial details his patients ramble on about. Yet his family provides a loving and steadfast foundation for his life that can even survive a problem like their son, Andrea, being accused of stealing a rare fossil in school. That foundation is profoundly rocked when Andrea dies in a scuba diving accident. Although the usual arrangements run smoothly, the emotional harm is profound. Giovanni begins to obsessively dwell on the missed chances he had with his son that might have saved his life, even blaming his patients. In addition , his wife is inconsulable and his daughter is becoming anti social in their loss. In the midst of this turmoil, a secret of their son's life is revealed that provides healing in a way they never anticipated. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Latin lines that crop up are from Lucretius' De rerum natura. The full passage reads as follows: "Haec sic pernosces parva perductus opella; namque alid ex alio clarescet nec tibi caeca nox iter eripiet, quin ultima naturai pervideas: ita res accendent lumina rebus. (Lucretius, De Rerum Natura I, 1114-1117) An (old-fashioned) English translation: "These points, if thou wilt ponder, Then, with but paltry trouble led along... For one thing after other will grow clear, Nor shall the blind night rob thee of the road, To hinder thy gaze on Nature's Farthest-forth. Thus things for things shall kindle torches new." See more »
A psychoanalyst, his wife and their two teen age children (a boy and a girl) lead a happy life together. The father gives his consultations and we watch some of them with troubled patients talking about their problems. On his spare time father and son jog together very pleasantly. And suddenly tragedy falls upon them: the young boy dies in a skindiving accident. The family atmosphere grows worse. The husband-wife relationship becomes sometimes very harsh because each of them feels differently their son's loss: while the father feels it deeply inside him but with little exteriorization, the mother opens her heart and expands her feelings more openly including with other people and doesn't understand his apparent absence of reaction thinking the he thinks more about himself than about his lost son. The husband goes on giving his psychoanalysis consultations dealing painfully with people suffering from several psychic troubles but soon realizes that he is no more able to do that. Finally they get in touch with their son's girlfriend whose existence they only know some time after the son's death and that meeting seems to have some beneficial effect on their lives. All this is shown and told without exaggerated pathos in normal daily scenes with normal people that can also cry their deep sorrow but without any excessive theatrical attitudes. The images reveal well enough how they feel without need to resort to gestures or postures too dramatic but with much realism and great psychological depth. The film has also a very quick cut rhythm with sudden transitions from one scene to another in a different atmosphere. It is a movie that rivets us from the beginning till the end although without any starts but placing us with exactitude in the characters' skins.
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