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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
The young priest Father Giulio returns to Rome, his hometown, after a long pilgrimage. Don Giulio hopes to live peacefully with his family and his friends, but discovers that many of them ... See full summary »
Ferruccio De Ceresa,
Nuovamente nei panni del suo alter-ego Michele Apicella, Nanni Moretti scrive la sua commedia apparentemente più ilare ma anche surreale ed inquietante. Il regista Michele, ancora sulla ... See full synopsis »
Piera Degli Esposti,
Italian Communist Party (PCI) is going to change name and identity and renew itself into a new 'Thing'. This is a selection of talks that took place in various sections of the party ... See full summary »
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)
I will be straightforward with all. This movie, with all the build up and in view of the Palme d'or and hailing from Italy which does have its share of good movies, is a huge disappointment.
Three reasons why, and I will be very short. 1) The acting is stiff, awful and without any emotions or talent. The only one that I could rate above average would be, surprisingly, the daughter; she plays her part reasonably well. All the others are motionless, and emotionless, a way of acting which certainly does not belong in this movie.
2) the script. The movie doesn't go anywhere. It just kinda lingers along. Nothing really happens. Now I'm not talking about exploding cars or that type of action, i'm talking about development of characters, psychological changes, good screenplay. None of that.
3) I have never seen a movie so boring that treats a subject as emotional and difficult as the loss of a son in such an unemotional and uninteresting way.
Since I don't want to include any spoilers, I won't go into too much details. The film is not worth it anyway. This is by far one of the worst movies I have ever seen, especially in view of what I had expected.
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