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THE SON'S ROOM

by Nanni Moretti

synopsis

Giovanni Sermonetti is a psychoanalyst who lives in Ancona with his wife, Paola and two adolescent children. He loves his work, his life and his family and is shocked when he learns his son and a schoolfriend stole a precious fossil.
One Sunday morning his day of rest is upset when a patient calls to say he is unwell. Giovanni changes his plans for the day and goes to visit the patient instead of spending time with his son, Andrea. The boy decides to go scuba diving with some mates but unfortunately tragedy strikes and Andrea gets the bends and dies. This is the beginning of an extenuating and heart-rendering period of mourning for the family that is only exacerbated by misunderstandings and the different ways in which each one faces the immense tragedy. After the longest time of suffering perhaps they begin to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel when one morning they receive a letter in the post from Andrea’s young girlfriend. Is this the remedy they were all looking so desperately for?

international title: The Son's Room
original title: La stanza del figlio
country: Italy, France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Nanni Moretti
film run: 99'
release date: IT 09/03/2001, FR 18/05/2001, BE 30/05/2001, NL 23/08/2001, GR 14/09/2001, ES 05/10/2001, SE 16/11/2001, DE 22/11/2001, AT 23/11/2001, CH 22/11/2001, CZ 06/12/2001, FI 21/12/2001, NO 18/01/2002, UK 15/02/2002, CY 22/02/2002, SI 28/02/2002, PL 03/01/2003
screenplay: Nanni Moretti, Heidrun Schleef, Linda Ferri
cast: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Silvio Orlando, Stefano Accorsi, Jasmine Trinca, Giuseppe Sanfelice, Claudia Della Seta, Stefano Abbati, Toni Bertorelli, Dario Cantarelli, Eleonora Danco, Luisa De Santis
cinematography by: Beppe Lanci
film editing: Esmeralda Calabria
art director: Giancarlo Basili
costumes designer: Maria Rita Barbera
music: Nicola Piovani
producer: Angelo Barbagallo, Nanni Moretti
production: Sacher Film, RAI Cinema, Bac Films, Studio Canal (FR), Tele+ (IT)
distributor: Sacher Distribuzione, Bac Distribution (FR), Cinéart (BE), A-Film Distribution (NL), Europafilm (NO), Prokino Filmverleih (DE), Spentzos Films (GR), Warner Sogefilms (ES), Cankarjev Dom (SI), Atlantis Entertainment (CZ), Gutek Film (PL), Momentum Pictures (UK),
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