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Quiet Chaos (2008)

Caos calmo (original title)
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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Antonello Grimaldi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nanni Moretti ... Pietro Paladini
Valeria Golino ... Marta
Isabella Ferrari ... Eleonora Simoncini
Alessandro Gassmann ... Carlo Paladini (as Alessandro Gassman)
Blu Yoshimi ... Claudia Paladini
Hippolyte Girardot ... Jean Claude
Kasia Smutniak ... Jolanda
Denis Podalydès ... Thierry
Charles Berling ... Boesson
Silvio Orlando ... Samuele
Roman Polanski ... Steiner
Sara D'Amario Sara D'Amario ... Francesca
Manuela Morabito Manuela Morabito ... Maria Grazia
Roberto Nobile ... Taramanni
Babak Karimi ... Mario
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy | UK

Language:

Italian | French | English

Release Date:

26 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caos Calmo See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,190, 28 June 2009

Gross USA:

$11,434

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,324,536
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Isabella Ferrari nearly drowned in the first scene of the film. See more »

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

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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V.E.D.O.
Written by Nicola Tescari (as N. Tescari) and David Chalmin (as D. Chalmin)
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What movie did they see in Berlin?
26 February 2008 | by greenylennonSee all my reviews

Oh, what a pleasant surprise: finally an intelligent Italian movie won the box-office battle. Yes, many people went to see the movie because of the notorious sex scene between Nanni Moretti and Isabella Ferrari, branded as obscene by the Vatican, but I hope they understood that behind the four hot minutes there was a movie, a true, heartfelt movie. The screenplay simplified many aspects of the novel, however they did a wonderful job: I prefer the movie to the book, for once, also because I just couldn't get on with the book. The Berlin Film Festival didn't appreciate "Quiet Chaos"; I'm not a professional critic, but I can assure "Quiet Chaos" is a movie full of sensibility, sweetness and depth, and it doesn't tell the usual, banal and cloying story. Nanni Moretti isn't wooden at all; Alessandro Gassman and Isabella Ferrari prove they can act; Alba Rohrwacher, Silvio Orlando and Valeria Golino are great actors and never disappoint; but the most sparkling star is the young Blu Yoshimi, with her impressive eyes and smile and her natural talent. I hope she'll have a bright future. The soundtrack comments the images beautifully; now I'm desperately seeking "Cigarettes and chocolate milk", by Rufus Wainwright, a magnificent song that must be part of my play list.


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