Quiet Chaos

Quiet Chaos

Director: Antonello Grimaldi Cast: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Isabella Ferrari

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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With Quiet Chaos (Caos Calmo), acclaimed Italian helmer Nanni Moretti steps away from his standard directorial role to essay the lead and co-author the script in a gentle psychological drama directed by Antonello Grimaldi. Moretti stars as Pietro, a film executive whose life takes an irreversible and devastating turn one fateful morning. During a trip to the beach with his brother, Pietro's path intersects with that of a woman, Eleonora (Isabella Ferrari), who is drowning in the ocean; horrified, Pietro rushes in to save her. He subsequently returns home only to discover that his wife, Lara, just died in a nasty falling accident; devastated to the core, this nascent widower must make the necessary psychological accommodations to adjust to life as a single parent, with sole responsibility for raising his ten-year-old daughter, Claudia (Blu Yoshimi). Almost instinctively, as a reaction to Lara's death, Pietro opts to sit and wait for his daughter to finish school each day (in a park across from the school), in lieu of abandoning her to his own priorities and commitments. This means that the fellow's colleagues in the film industry must, by necessity, come to do business with him in the park. Through it all, Pietro remains silently dumbfounded that the tragedy itself hasn't shaken him more, that the grief (the "quiet chaos" of the title) is subtly agonizing instead of grossly traumatizing and debilitating. Nevertheless, he ultimately begins to approach a full realization and acceptance of his loss, and gains an enhanced awareness of himself and others from the potentially crippling events thrust into his path. Valeria Golino (Rain Man) co-stars; Roman Polanski appears in a cameo as one of Pietro's industry colleagues.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2010
UPC: 0030306970790
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 67,344

Special Features

Interviews; Bhind the scenes; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nanni Moretti Pietro Paladini
Valeria Golino Marta
Isabella Ferrari Eleonora Simoncini
Alessandro Gassman Carlo
Blu Yoshimi Claudia Paladini
Hippolyte Girardot Jean Claude
Kasia Smutniak Jolanda
Denis Podalydès Thierry
Charles Berling Boesson
Silvio Orlando Samuele
Roman Polanski Steiner
Alba Rohrwacher Annalisa
Manuela Morabito Maria Grazia
Roberto Nobile Taramanni
Babak Karimi Mario
Beatrice Bruschi Benedetta
Antonella Attili Gloria
Sara D'Amario Francesca
Cloris Brosca psychotherapist
Tatiana Lepore Matteo's mother
Stefano Guglielmi Matteo

Technical Credits
Antonello Grimaldi Director
Eric Abraham Executive Producer
Paolo Buonvino Score Composer
Giada Calabria Art Director
Loredana Conte Asst. Director
Nanni Moretti Screenwriter
Laura Muccino Casting
Angelo Nicolini Editor
Laura Paolucci Screenwriter
Alessandro Pesci Cinematographer
Francesco Piccolo Screenwriter
Domenico Procacci Producer
Annamaria Sambucco Casting
Alexandra Toesca Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Quiet Chaos
1. Water Rescue [4:48]
2. Funeral [4:23]
3. School Starts [5:41]
4. The Regulars [6:07]
5. Chat With the Teacher [5:09]
6. Rats Live on No Evil Star [4:37]
7. Merger Talks [4:23]
8. Sister-in-Law [5:08]
9. Day to Day [5:49]
10. Human Impact [4:47]
11. Retelling Events [7:42]
12. Tears [6:28]
13. Opium [6:15]
14. Lunch Invitation [4:22]
15. Hugs [4:58]
16. Resigning [5:49]
17. Little Witch [4:30]
18. Night of Passion [4:10]
19. Chat in the Car [6:01]
20. "What Do He Say?" [7:02]
21. End Credits [4:13]

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