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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)
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Release Date:
9 March 2001 (Italy) See more »
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A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
11 wins & 25 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (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
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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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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexuality
Runtime:
99 min
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Trivia:
When Margherita Buy auditioned for the role of Paola, she acted all of her scenes. Nanni Moretti eventually chose Laura Morante for the part.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Insieme a te non ci sto piùSee more »

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The Son's Room, 29 March 2012
Author: junkielee from Cairo, Egypt

I watched this film several years before on TV, but interrupted and left unfinished, this time finally watched in the Febiofest's special program of Nanni Moretti's canon.

The general thoughts after watching it in the cinema is that this Cannes' Palme d'Or winner is lagging behind its award-winning prestige, during the whole process, it is difficult to single out any extraordinariness from it, which baffles me so much. The narrative is rather mediocre, any anticipated set piece are orchestrated in a mannered template, leaves a mawkish and maudlin impression of ennui (Brian Ono's BY THE RIVER is overtly pretentious here). The pain of losing one's dearest is a torment could slowly erode one's soul and drop in from time to time, which has nothing unexpectedly thrilling or soothing from the film's exposition.

If Moretti could be ranked as the Italian equivalence of Woody Allen, I divine the chief enjoyment should spring from its script and dialogue, in this case it is just as barren and conventional like as other tacky family tearjerkers, in spite of a hotchpotch of various patients of the psychiatrist adds up some emotional bite while being not too sharp-wittedly different from other generic shrink clichés. Compared with QUIET CHAOS (2008), another bereavement drama starring Moretti under the helm of Antonello Grimaldi, which fetches a 7/10, THE SON'S ROOM is a torrent of tepid water, the warmth it heats up is not as unaffected as I had expected.

The whole cast did a good job but nothing attracts any special attention, while Laura Morante's tearless grief of losing her only son is over-stagy, ironically Moretti is a much more natural actor by comparison, after all, the film does not deserve his overstated cachet, nor does Nanni Moretti.

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