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In scenes that can be read as fantasy, reality, or dreams - or somewhere in-between all three - the director and writer Nanni Moretti takes the viewers into his world: as a director fighting a flawed establishment, as an artist seeking a true expression of his visions, and as a neurotic, disturbed invidividual trying to cope. In many of the scenes, it is difficult to differentiate between the three, and may not matter in the long run because all three aspects are one person - Michele in the film, Moretti in real life. Lacing his scenes with witty asides about the film industry and its inhabitants, Moretti has Michele embattled with a crass, Neapolitan director making a musical about the 1968 student demonstrations. Michele gets into physical fights with his mother - and at the same time, has a creative block to finishing his film titled "Freud's Mother." The crazy characterization of Freud as a "momma's boy" in the film would have made anyone's mother run for psychotherapy. In the end, the viewer will have to put all the composite parts together to come to a conclusion about the meaning of this multi-level story. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Nanni Moretti Special Jury Prize 1981 Winner

Cast

Nanni Moretti
as Michele
Piera Degli Esposti
as Mother
Laura Morante
as Silvia
Alessandro Haber
as Gaetano
Tatti Sanguineti
as Assistant director
Remo Remotti
as Freud
Dario Cantarelli
Nicola di Pinto
as Nicola
Claudio Spadaro
as Claudio
Miranda Campa
as Freud's mother
Sabina Vannucchi
as Freud's daugther
Claudio Spadaro
as Claudio
Nicola di Pinto
as Nicola
Miranda Campa
as Freud's mother

Crew

Nanni Moretti
Director
Renzo Rossellini
Producer
Nanni Moretti
Screenwriter
Franco di Giacomo
Cinematographer
Roberto Perpignani
Editor
Gianni Sbarra
Production Designer
Gianni Sbarra
Set Designer
Inigo Lezzi
First Assistant Director
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