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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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Writers:
Nanni Moretti (story)
Linda Ferri (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
9 March 2001 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
16 wins & 26 nominations See more »
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A (near) masterpiece! See more (84 total) »

Cast

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Nanni Moretti ... Giovanni Sermonti

Laura Morante ... Paola Sermonti

Jasmine Trinca ... Irene Sermonti
Giuseppe Sanfelice ... Andrea Sermonti
Stefano Abbati ... Patient

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

Luisa De Santis ... Patient

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

Directed by
Nanni Moretti 
 
Writing credits
Nanni Moretti (story)

Linda Ferri (screenplay) &
Nanni Moretti (screenplay) &
Heidrun Schleef (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 (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Esmeralda Calabria 
 
Production Design by
Giancarlo Basili 
 
Set Decoration by
Roberta Dondi 
 
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
Nicola Piovani .... conductor
Nicola Piovani .... orchestrator
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
 
Thanks
Paolo Boccara .... thanks
Leonardo Boldrini .... thanks
Stefano Bolognini .... thanks
Maurizio Conte .... thanks
Michela De Franceschi .... thanks
Massimo Disint .... thanks
Maurizio Fiorini .... thanks
Aldina Governatori .... thanks
Antonio Luccarini .... thanks
Umberto Medini .... thanks
Andrea Melella .... thanks
Paolo Migone .... thanks
Elisabetta Parisini .... thanks
Gianni Paulon .... thanks
Giuseppe Riefolo .... thanks
Fabrizio Saracinelli .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La stanza del figlio" - Italy (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexuality
Runtime:
99 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Insieme a te non ci sto piùSee more »

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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A (near) masterpiece!, 22 March 2001
Author: Chinese Bookie

What can I say except that I need to see it again? I try to write down what I think but somehow I prefer scribbling some jargon on a note pad... there are also a lot of hidden details to previous films that you have to watch out for with your eyes wide shut. The images haunt you and leave you mourning. Ecstasy for having encountered cinema at it's most powerful. How to portray pain in film? the symptoms of anguish? the rituals involved... The most striking scene for me is at the fairground. It hits you like a freight train and leaves you mesmerized for the second half of the film. The son's room is at the bottom of the sea, on the surface of an instant photo, a secret path though many a different door... Press replay on what is not past nor future but pure emotion of imagining what will never be, love streams, the loneliness of long distant runner... Tragedy and crisis (individual and social and it's many other meanings!) have always been present in Nanni's cinema but here he's reached an unprecedented maturity. One minor flaw is the stereotypical portrayal of the patients treated by Moretti playing a psychoanalyst. It's a little too predictable for such an original filmmaker although I'm well aware that the patients are all movie projectors projecting the artist's own constant obsessions. I do hope English speaking viewers will have a chance to see it.

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