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QUIET CHAOS

by Antonello Grimaldi

synopsis

Time and again Pietro is gripped by a strange mixture of chaos and calm. Since the death of his wife he has found no peace. Lara died, quite unexpectedly, one summer’s day. Pietro was not at home at the time. He was on the coast, saving the life of another woman, a stranger. His daughter Claudia is in fifth grade at school. One day when Pietro takes his daughter to school, he decides on a whim to wait for her in his car. He does the same thing over the next few days. It is almost as if he were seeking refuge inside his car, sitting there, waiting for the pain of loneliness.
From the novel by Sandro Veronesi, with the same name.

international title: Quiet Chaos
original title: Caos calmo
country: Italy
sales agent: Fandango
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Antonello Grimaldi
release date: IT 28/02/2008, ES 20/06/2008
screenplay: Nanni Moretti, Laura Paolucci, Francesco Piccolo
cast: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Alessandro Gassman, Isabella Ferrari, Silvio Orlando
cinematography by: Alessandro Pesci
film editing: Angelo Nicolini
art director: Giada Calabria
costumes designer: Alexandra Toesca
producer: Domenico Procacci
production: Fandango, RAI Cinema
distributor: Fandango Distribuzione, Bac Films (FR), Alta (ES), Cinéart (BE), Filmcoopi (CH), Midas (PT)

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main awards/selection

Berlinale 2008 In Competition
David di Donatello Awards 2008 Best Actor in a Second Role (Alessandro Gassman)
Best Musician
Best Original Music
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