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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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Director:
Writers:
Nanni Moretti (story)
Nanni Moretti (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:
11 wins & 25 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Intimate, deep, and... rated R See more (83 total) »

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

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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Did You Know?

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:
By This RiverSee more »

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39 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Intimate, deep, and... rated R, 30 October 2002
Author: zio ugo from San Diego, CA

Moretti becomes more mature, more intimate, more personal. While playing an increasing role in Italian politics (with his movement of opposition to the right-wing government), in his films he has abandoned the sharp political criticism of his debut (Ecce Bombo, Io sono un Autarchico), and the cynical and funny social observations of "Bianca," "Palombella Rossa," and "Caro Diario" to give us a compelling portrait of grief.

A noticeable thing about this film is that the stupidity and ignorance of the MPAA gave it an R rating. Apparently, according to the MPAA, teenagers are welcome to see the stupid violence of "Independence Day," or the idiotic cardboard characters of "Spider Man" (both rated PG-13), but should not, except under adult supervision, know that the death of a teenage child is a shocking and traumatizing experience for a family, and could shatter their painfully constructed unity.

The decision of the MPAA provoked outrage in Italy and surprise in Europe. It is amazing that people of such obvious ignorance should be allowed to make such crucial decisions: they should be held responsible for the garbage they feed to teenagers, and for keeping them away from meaningful films.

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