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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Isabella Ferrari nearly drowned in the first scene of the film. 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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Not bad. Quite interesting but a few things weren't necessary.
11 September 2008 | by hand-etiSee 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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