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Caos calmo (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 26 June 2009 (USA)
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A look at the strange bereavement behavior of an Italian executive. Based on a novel by Sandro Veronesi.

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Pietro Paladini
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Marta
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Eleonora Simoncini
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Carlo Paladini
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Claudia Paladini
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Jean Claude
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Jolanda
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Thierry
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Boesson
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Samuele
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Francesca
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Maria Grazia
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Taramanni
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Mario
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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

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$3,190 (USA) (28 June 2009)

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$10,060 (USA) (12 July 2009)
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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 »

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In the park, Marta throws a water bottle in his shirt Pietro. In the next scene, the shirt is dry. See more »

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References The Wild (2006) See more »

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Pyramid Song
Written by Thom Yorke (as T. Yorke), Jonny Greenwood (as J. Greenwood), Ed O'Brien (as E. O'Brien) Phil Selway (as P. Selway) and Colin Greenwood (as C. Greenwood)
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Not bad. Quite interesting but a few things weren't necessary.
11 September 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Nanni Moretti is not playing his neurotic self this time but he is quite convincing as a man who can't deal with his emotions at all. The good thing about the movie is that all little story lines keep on spinning around him and seem to go nowhere in the end.

Just a few things put me off. I don't know if it was necessary to make the person a top manager. He doesn't seem the type to hold that sort of position. And the symbolism of the reversibility of palindromes is a bit cheesy and over the top.

But the thing that really put me down is that one sex scene. There is nothing wrong with it in itself but it does not fit in this movie at all. The whole atmosphere changes, it is as if the movie stops, the sex scene starts, and when it's over the movie starts again. Not convincing at all.


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