Up 1,210 this week

Quiet Chaos (2008)
"Caos calmo" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  26 June 2009 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 3,206 users   Metascore: 51/100
Reviews: 15 user | 73 critic | 7 from

A look at the strange bereavement behavior of an Italian executive. Based on a novel by Sandro Veronesi.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 21 May 2011
a list of 36 titles
created 15 Sep 2012
a list of 44 titles
created 03 May 2014
a list of 28 titles
created 10 Aug 2014
a list of 29 titles
created 8 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Quiet Chaos" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Quiet Chaos (2008)

Quiet Chaos (2008) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Quiet Chaos.
16 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Caiman (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Silvio Orlando, Margherita Buy, Jasmine Trinca
Caro diario (1993)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Renato Carpentieri, Giovanna Bozzolo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Jasmine Trinca
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Jerzy Stuhr
Red Lob (1989)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Silvio Orlando, Mariella Valentini
The Revenge (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A winter day at a Polish castle, half owned by a fatalistic notary and half by a volcanic old soldier's niece. The old soldier, Cupbearer, and the notary are sworn enemies, which may doom ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Roman Polanski, Janusz Gajos, Andrzej Seweryn
Aprile (1998)
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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 national elections.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Silvio Orlando, Silvia Nono
Mia Madre (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini
Ecce bombo (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Luisa Rossi, Lina Sastri
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Marco Messeri, Ferruccio De Ceresa
Bianca (1984)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Roberto Vezzosi
Il portaborse (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Cesare Botero (Nanni Moretti) is a young minister well-known to be corrupted and corrupter. He is looking for an appropriate spokesman. He finds the right person in Prof. Luciano Sandulli (... See full summary »

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Stars: Silvio Orlando, Nanni Moretti, Giulio Brogi


Cast overview, first billed only:
Pietro Paladini
Eleonora Simoncini
Carlo Paladini
Claudia Paladini
Jean Claude
Denis Podalydès ...
Sara D'Amario ...
Manuela Morabito ...
Maria Grazia
Roberto Nobile ...


Pietro is a successful businessman with a wife and a daughter. One day he helps his brother save two women from drowning at the beach. When he returns home he finds that his wife has died. Now Pietro has to take care of his daughter, Claudia. When he drives her to school soon after, he decides to wait for her all day in front of the school, and soon that's what he does every day. He eats at the nearby café, gets to know the people who come by and follows from afar the fusion developments at work. Pietro's brother expects him to snap out of it, but who will snap first? Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






| |

Release Date:

26 June 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caos Calmo  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,190 (USA) (26 June 2009)


$10,060 (USA) (10 July 2009)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Kasia Smutniak wears a T-shirt of the last tour of The Who. Director Antonello Grimaldi, a big fan of The Who, bought it at their live concert in summer 2007 at the Arena of Verona. See more »


Last scene, when the BMW starts to drive away, the camera is visible in the black car, parking next to the BMW. See more »


References The Exorcist (1973) See more »


Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
Written & Performed by Stars
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Much ado about nothing
6 March 2008 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

Can't understand all the fuss about this movie. Yes, the photography is beautiful, but that's about all. Nanni Moretti is very good at playing himself, as usual, no matter what's the name or the role he is given. It's been said that's a movie about the absence of grief: but even to that effect the sense of grief should be somehow, somewhere implied, which it is not in the least. The ending is there just because the movie had to be ended, but it could have happened like that at any point. There is no change or development. Seemingly adult people talk as if they were permanently immature teenagers and a little girl comes out with a typically adult comment on her pairs. Comments upon life, society, corporations, etc., are a sequel of common places typical of talk shows. Would be dramatic sequences seem picked out from fashionable advertising clips and have the same emotional impact. The overrated and over-discussed torrid sex scene is just a softer imitation of hard core platitudes. No doubt there was matter for drama, but apparently the author didn't know how to deal with it: may very well be that, under this viewpoint, the script has been quite truthful to the Veronesi's novel it's been based on.

25 of 50 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Real sex gspinoza
Berlinale 2008- photos.... news-268
Sound track item ybar65
music... otto_435
was sex scene Pietro's dream ? guyheno-1
Jolanda's Inappropriate Comments Avalon123
Discuss Quiet Chaos (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: