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Caos calmo (2008)

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.

Director:

Antonello Grimaldi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nanni Moretti ... Pietro Paladini
Valeria Golino ... Marta
Isabella Ferrari ... Eleonora Simoncini
Alessandro Gassman ... Carlo Paladini
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:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,060, 12 July 2009
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Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kasia Smutniak wears a T-shirt of the last tour of The Who. Director Antonello Grimaldi, a big fan of The Who, bought it at their live concert in summer 2007 at the Arena of Verona. 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 Psycho (1960) See more »

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L'amore trasparente
Written by Ivano Fossati (as I. Fossati)
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Title says it all
18 July 2008 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Title of the movie that is. There's always bad things happening to people and I'm pretty sure, that you as a reader have experienced grief and loss in your life. Some talk about the yin and the yang of life (let's just say that I personally do also believe in that ... believe).

The title character is portrayed wonderfully by an apparently popular Italian actor. I've seen him before, but I'm not as aware of his biography as other reviewers here. Maybe that makes me more open to his performance, I can't say that for sure. But since this is a character piece/movie it does help that the main actor is as good as he is. Of course the support cast, does help him a lot too.

Since this movie is all about feelings, it's only normal that near the end there is an "explosion" of emotion ... it's also normal, that some of the female audience members were bedazzled (in a bad way) by that particular scene. And the end is just ... normal. But then again, that's life for you (and me) ...


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