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.
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Ferruccio De Ceresa,
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Giovanni is a successful psychoanalyst who has to put up with the seemingly endless string of trivial details his patients ramble on about. Yet his family provides a loving and steadfast foundation for his life that can even survive a problem like their son, Andrea, being accused of stealing a rare fossil in school. That foundation is profoundly rocked when Andrea dies in a scuba diving accident. Although the usual arrangements run smoothly, the emotional harm is profound. Giovanni begins to obsessively dwell on the missed chances he had with his son that might have saved his life, even blaming his patients. In addition , his wife is inconsolable and his daughter is becoming anti social in their loss. In the midst of this turmoil, a secret of their son's life is revealed that provides healing in a way they never anticipated.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
not a feel-good movie in the usual sense of the word
If you watch this film expecting to be entertained in the sense of having a good laugh you will definitely be disappointed. However, if you want to see how a family manages to deal with a tragic loss and come out of it stronger than before, you should be satisfied, even if the basic string of events is rather negative. Nanni Moretti manages to keep his wry sense of humour despite the characters' misfortunes. Altogether a film which confirms the strength which most of us can find even in adversity. I enjoyed it, even though I am not really a fan of films which show sad events. If you can understand Italian I think you will find it an especially rewarding experience to watch it in the original, as many of the actors were already masters of their craft back in 2001, and have gone on to become famous in later years. Thumbs up!
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