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Keys To The House
     

Keys To The House

Director: Gianni Amelio

Cast: Kim Rossi Stuart, Charlotte Rampling, Andrea Rossi

 
A man makes friends with his teenaged son for the first time in this emotional drama from Italy. Gianni (Kim Rossi Stuart) fathered a child with his wife, but she died in childbirth, and the baby was born with severe physical and mental handicaps. The boy, Paolo (Andrea Rossi), was raised by the late woman's family until he reached the age of 15, when Gianni decided

Overview

A man makes friends with his teenaged son for the first time in this emotional drama from Italy. Gianni (Kim Rossi Stuart) fathered a child with his wife, but she died in childbirth, and the baby was born with severe physical and mental handicaps. The boy, Paolo (Andrea Rossi), was raised by the late woman's family until he reached the age of 15, when Gianni decided he wanted to meet and spend time with his son. With Paolo scheduled for treatment with medical specialists in Germany, Gianni offers to pick up his son and travel with him to Berlin. At first, Gianni is taken aback by the extent of his son's disabilities, but he also sees the great warmth and charm that his son possesses, and over the course of their first few days together, Gianni begins to feel a real bond with Paolo for the first time. While in Berlin, Gianni makes friends with Nicole (Charlotte Rampling), a woman whose daughter faces many of the same challenges as Paolo, and through her he begins to appreciate the responsibilities and the rewards of caring for a handicapped child. La Chiavi di Casa (aka The Keys to the House) was screened in competition at the 2004 Venice Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2005
UPC:
0031398176152
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:47:00

Special Features

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kim Rossi Stuart Gianni
Charlotte Rampling Nicole
Andrea Rossi Paolo
Alla Faerovich Nadine
Pierfrancesco Favino Alberto
Manuel Katzy Taxi Driver
Michael K. Weiss Andreas
Ingrid Appenrodth Ward Sister in Hospital
Dimitri Susin Boy Who Watches TV
Thorsten Schwarz Male Nurse
Eric Neumann Child in the Play Area
Dirk Zippa Young Man in a Wheelchair
Barbara Koster-Chari Nurse
Anita Bardeleben Doctor
Ralf Schlesener Newspaper Seller
Camilla Erblich Lady on the Tram
Bernd Weikert Policeman

Technical Credits
Gianni Amelio Director,Screenwriter
Giancarlo Basili Production Designer
Karl Baumgartner Co-producer
Luca Bigazzi Cinematographer
Cristina Francioni Costumes/Costume Designer
Simona Paggi Editor
Bruno Pesery Co-producer
Sandro Petraglia Screenwriter
Franco Piersanti Score Composer
Enzo Porcelli Producer
Stefano Rulli Screenwriter
Piero Tosi Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/An Abandoned Child [5:15]
2. Getting Acquainted [6:33]
3. Language Barrier [2:12]
4. Found a Friend [4:04]
5. Feeling Ill [4:24]
6. Enjoying a Show [3:59]
7. Bonding [2:43]
8. Running Away [4:54]
9. Stepping on Toes [6:27]
10. Helpless [4:41]
11. Forgiven [4:29]
12. Therapy [4:44]
13. A Pup [3:27]
14. Reversed Roles [6:50]
15. Wandered Off [4:20]
16. Sad Memories [5:33]
17. Helpful Advice [4:12]
18. True Feelings [2:59]
19. Can't Sleep [3:00]
20. A Special Place [4:31]
21. Specific Instructions [4:15]
22. Live Together [3:08]
23. No Way to Behave [9:21]
24. End Credits [4:56]

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