Facing Windows

Facing Windows

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek Cast: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti, Raoul Bova

DVD (Wide Screen)


Young married couple Giovanna (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and Filippo (Filippo Nigro) have been married long enough to have become almost completely jaded by their lots in life, with most of their individual aspirations having been set aside some time ago. As their marriage begins to fall apart, the two encounter a strange old man (Massimo Girotti) who calls himself Simone since he can't seem to recall his real name or much about his past history. Filippo brings the man home to stay with them, which initially irritates Giovanna. Over time, she gradually befriends the confused old man and eventually notices a tattoo on his arm indicative of his being a WWII Holocaust survivor. Taking "Simone" to an old Roman ghetto, she helps him remember his name (Davide) and his time spent in that very ghetto -- which includes recalling the very painful memory of his lover Simone's capture and murder at the hands of the Nazis. Meanwhile, Giovanna has been spending her free time impulsively peeping across the street at her attractive neighbor Lorenzo (Raoul Bova) -- who in turn has been spying on her. Giovanna is thus forced to decide between Filippo and Lorenzo, as well as possibly realizing a long dormant professional dream that her new friend Davide may be able to help her undertake.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/2004
UPC: 0043396041165
Original Release: 2003
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:46:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Giovanna Mezzogiorno Giovanna
Massimo Girotti Davide
Raoul Bova Lorenzo
Filippo Nigro Filippo
Serra Yilmaz Emine
Massimo Poggio Younger Davide
Ivan Bacchi Simone
Maria Grazia Bon Actor
Rosaria DeCicco Actor
Flavio Insinna Actor
Elizabeth Kaza Actor
Olimpia Carlisi Actor

Technical Credits
Ferzan Ozpetek Director,Screenwriter
Tilde Corsi Producer
Gianfilippo Corticelli Cinematographer
Andrea Crisanti Production Designer
Catia Dottori Costumes/Costume Designer
Marco Grillo Sound/Sound Designer
Andrea Guerra Score Composer
Patrizio Marone Editor
Gianni Romoli Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [8:56]
2. Dinner Guest [8:23]
3. Staying Over [8:44]
4. Lost & Found [8:18]
5. Memories [8:28]
6. Dance the Night Away [7:09]
7. Concentration Camp [8:53]
8. The Letter [7:50]
9. Lessons in Life [9:26]
10. The Window in Front [8:51]
11. Simone [6:45]
12. The Pastry Shop [14:54]

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Facing Windows 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The beauty of this film is the way in which it balances many layers of story and character. Everyone in the film has something interesting happening in their lives and it all seems to revolve around the influence of the old man. These days, we are lucky if films give us one thing to think about, let alone many things. 'Facing Windows' (aka La Finestra di Fronte) is delightfully stimulating for both mind and heart.