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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.

Director:

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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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:

$11,326,121
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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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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 The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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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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Much ado about nothing
6 March 2008 | by chartangSee all my reviews

Can't understand all the fuss about this movie. Yes, the photography is beautiful, but that's about all. Nanni Moretti is very good at playing himself, as usual, no matter what's the name or the role he is given. It's been said that's a movie about the absence of grief: but even to that effect the sense of grief should be somehow, somewhere implied, which it is not in the least. The ending is there just because the movie had to be ended, but it could have happened like that at any point. There is no change or development. Seemingly adult people talk as if they were permanently immature teenagers and a little girl comes out with a typically adult comment on her pairs. Comments upon life, society, corporations, etc., are a sequel of common places typical of talk shows. Would be dramatic sequences seem picked out from fashionable advertising clips and have the same emotional impact. The overrated and over-discussed torrid sex scene is just a softer imitation of hard core platitudes. No doubt there was matter for drama, but apparently the author didn't know how to deal with it: may very well be that, under this viewpoint, the script has been quite truthful to the Veronesi's novel it's been based on.


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