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A family struggles to go on after a devastating loss in this deeply emotional drama from Italy. Giovanni (Nanni Moretti) is a psychiatrist with a successful practice in a small community near the ocean. Giovanni has a warm relationship with his wife Paola (Laura Morante), and they have a pair of well-adjusted teenage kids, Andrea (Giuseppe Sanfelice) and Irene (Jasmine Trinca). But the family's calm is shattered when Andrea is unexpectedly killed in an accident. Giovanni finds it impossible to continue with his work, and blames himself for the death, since he was planning to go jogging with Andrea that morning before he opted instead to take an emergency call from a client. Paola and Irene try to keep their emotions in check, but both find this all but impossible as they sink further into anger and grief. The appearance of an unexpected visitor, however, forces the family to confront their feelings about Andrea. Arianna (Sofia Vigliar) is a girl who had a summer romance with Andrea the year before, and has come to town to pay him a surprise visit, unaware of his recent death. In addition to starring, Moretti directed and co-authored the script. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 25, 2002


Awarded by
European Film Academy Laura Morante Best European Actress 2001 Nominee


Nanni Moretti
as Giovanni
Laura Morante
as Paola
Jasmine Trinca
as Irene
Giuseppe Sanfelice
as Andrea
Sofia Vigliar
as Arianna
Stefano Accorsi
as Tommaso
Silvio Orlando
as Oscar
Stefano Abbati
as Patient
Toni Bertorelli
as Patient
Dario Cantarelli
as Patient
Luisa de Santis
as Patient
Renato Scarpa
as Headmast
Roberto Nobile
as Priest
Antonio Petrocelli
as Ernrico
Paolo DeVita
as Lucino's father
Claudio Santamaria
as Dive Shop Clerk
Silvia Bonucci
as Carla
Lorenzo Alessandri
as Filippo's Father
Alessandro Infusini
as Matteo
Claudia Della Seta
as Patient
Alessandro Infusini
as Matteo
Lorenzo Alessandri
as Filippo's Father
Silvia Bonucci
as Carla


Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
Angelo Barbagallo
Heidrun Schleef
Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
Screen Story
Linda Ferri
Giuseppe Lanci
Nicola Piovani
Composer (Music Score)
Esmeralda Calabria
Giancarlo Basili
Art Director
Maria Rita Barbera
Costume Designer
Alessandro Zanon
Sound/Sound Designer
Franco Bruni
Camera Operator
Roberto Belli
Germana Melodia
Assistant Costume Designer
Alessandro Zanon
Production Director
Simone Barbona
Carlo Barucci
Hair Styles
Tani Canevari
Steadicam Operator
Giovanni Gebbia
Steadicam Operator
Mauro Venturini
Properties Master
Umberto Montiroli
Still Photographer
Cinzia Castania
Script Supervisor