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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
16 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Isabella has claimed the sex in this movie was unsimulated, real sex. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

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)
Performed by Radiohead
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enjoyable but not great
19 October 2008 | by tuco73See all my reviews

The story is surely a good one and the actors all pretty good. The problem I had, and apparently it is a shared view, is that this movie has many unnecessary scenes and superficially shot details which make the result not quite as good as it could have been. A few examples? The first scene with the drowning women is just unbelievable (the sea seems totally calm, it is almost hilarious); the shots in Venice (the only reason I can see is that the film troupe wanted a little break there); the erotic scene between two not so young/not so beautiful actors (pity this scene wasn't between the gorgeous young girl and the brother of the main character, that might have been not necessary either, but at least enjoyable!) the cloying bits with the handicapped; the idealised and quite stereotypical depiction of the Roman school piazza as a nice and friendly environment; the beautiful young girl with the dog so interested in Moretti; even the end titles, with the pelouche monkey name listed... finally the music choice was quite cheesy. Anyway I would lie to say I was not entertained watching it. 6,5/10


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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:

$11,326,121
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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