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La stanza del figlio
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The Son's Room -- A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.


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9 March 2001 (Italy) See more »
A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Nanni Moretti ... Giovanni Sermonti

Laura Morante ... Paola Sermonti

Jasmine Trinca ... Irene Sermonti
Giuseppe Sanfelice ... Andrea Sermonti
Sofia Vigliar ... Arianna
Renato Scarpa ... Headmaster
Roberto Nobile ... Priest
Paolo De Vita ... Luciano's Father
Roberto De Francesco ... Record Store Clerk

Claudio Santamaria ... Dive Shop Clerk
Antonio Petrocelli ... Enrico
Lorenzo Alessandri ... Filippo's Father
Alessandro Infusini ... Matteo
Silvia Bonucci ... Carla
Marcello Bernacchini ... Luciano
Alessandro Ascoli ... Stefano
Stefano Abbati ... The Patient

Stefano Accorsi ... Tommaso - a Patient
Toni Bertorelli ... The Patient
Dario Cantarelli ... The Patient
Eleonora Danco ... The Patient
Claudia Della Seta ... Raffaella - a Patient
Luisa De Santis ... The Patient

Silvio Orlando ... Oscar - a Patient
Emanuele Lo Nardo ... Filippo

Directed by
Nanni Moretti 
Writing credits
Nanni Moretti (story)

Nanni Moretti (screenplay) &
Heidrun Schleef (screenplay) &
Linda Ferri (screenplay)

Produced by
Angelo Barbagallo .... producer
Federico Fabrizio .... producer
Vincenzo Galluzzo .... producer
Lorenzo Luccarini .... producer
Nanni Moretti .... producer
Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Lanci 
Film Editing by
Esmeralda Calabria 
Production Design by
Giancarlo Basili 
Costume Design by
Maria Rita Barbera 
Makeup Department
Carlo Barucci .... hair stylist
Gianfranco Mecacci .... makeup artist
Production Management
Fabrizio Amato .... unit manager
Gianfranco Barbagallo .... production manager
Chrystelle Robin .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Loredana Conte .... assistant director
Andrea Molaioli .... assistant director
Art Department
Alberto Bonvecchi .... assistant property master
Giovanni Broggio .... construction coordinator
Roberto DiCamillo .... buyer
Roberto Giacomelli .... property master
Giuseppe Gigante .... assistant property master
Ermanno Sampaolesi .... assistant property master
Mauro Venturini .... property master
Piera Zaganelli .... assistant set decorator
Sound Department
Angelo Amatulli .... boom operator
Damiano Antinori .... sound assistant
Benni Atria .... sound editor
Francesca Genevois .... assistant sound editor
Danilo Moroni .... sound mixer
Alessandro Zanon .... sound
Visual Effects by
Stefano Ballirano .... senior digital artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberta Allegrini .... camera operator
Salvatore Anversa .... steadicam operator
Massimo Barbona .... key grip
Roberto Barbona .... grip
Simone Barbona .... grip
Mauro Belli .... electrician
Roberto Belli .... gaffer
Leonardo Beltrame .... electrician
Romualdo Benedetti .... electrician
Franco Bruni .... camera operator
Giovanni Canevari .... steadicam operator (as Tani Canevari)
Alessandro Cardelli .... electrician
Andrea Collepiccolo .... assistant camera
Federico Conte .... electrician
Claudio Gallicchio .... electrician
Simone Gambini .... video assist operator
Giovanni Gebbia .... Steadicam operator
Umberto Montiroli .... still photographer
Eleonora Patriarca .... second assistant camera
Roberto Quercetti .... grip
Sergio Verdecchia .... electrician: groupman
Casting Department
Luigi Palmulli .... extras casting
Fabrizio Saracinelli .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gaia Calderone .... assistant costumes
Alberta Ceccarelli .... wardrobe
Germana Melodia .... assistant costumes
Editorial Department
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color supervisor
Roberto Martucci .... assistant editor
Angelo Mignogna .... assistant editor
Stefano Santini .... color timer
Carlo Simeoni .... assistant editor
Music Department
Damiano Antinori .... assistant scoring engineer
Pasquale Filastò .... assistant composer
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
Donato Salone .... assistant composer
Fabio Venturi .... music scoring engineer
Transportation Department
Ottorino Del Secco .... driver
Other crew
Cinzia Castania .... script
Paolo Centore .... production secretary
Annamaria Cocchioni .... production secretary
Bruno Di Bartolomei .... production accountant
Giovanni Di Cuia .... production secretary
Crisilde Dominici .... press agent
Federico Fabrizio .... production secretary
Vincenzo Galluzzo .... production secretary
Laurence Granec .... press: France
Lorenzo Luccarini .... production secretary
Karine Ménard .... press: France

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La stanza del figlio" - Italy (original title)
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Rated R for language and some sexuality
99 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Endless grief, 19 March 2006
Author: jpblondeau from Canada

The family ties in this film are so astoundingly true to life, it almost brings back the tears... I cannot think of a better film dealing with grief than La Stanza del Figlio, I swear on my own life. You could think that there was nothing new to bring to the subject of the movie, and boy would you be very very wrong. Moretti deals with the loss of his son in such an amazingly realistic way, it's almost scary... And the sister, played by Jasmine Trinca, is also an endearing character. You truly and deeply feel what their family feels - the negative reviews on this type of movie are ill-directed because they are NOT the target audience. They unfortunately sneaked in the wrong theater !!

Moretti's best. Period.

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