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Year: 2001
USA: Miramax
UK: Momentum
Cast: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Jasmine Trinca, Giuseppe Sanfelice, Silvio Orlando, Claudia Della Seta, Stefano Accorsi, Sofia Vigliar, Stefano Abbati, Toni Bertorelli, Dario Cantarelli, Eleonora Danco, Luisa De Santis, Alessandro Infusini, Renato Scarpa, Renato Nobile, Paolo De Vita, Roberto De Francesco, Claudio Santamaria, Antonio Petrocelli
Director: Nanni Moretti
Countries: Italy/ France
Language: Italian (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 99 mins
USA Rated: R for language and some sexuality
UK Certificate: 15
USA Release Date: 1 February 2002 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 15 February 2002


A family - the parents are Giovanni and Paola and their two teenage children are Irene, the daughter, and Andrea, the younger son - are living together in a small Northern Italian city.

Giovanni is a psychoanalyst and with his office located next to the family's apartment, his patients confide in him a long list of their own worries and neuroses, in contrast to the calm of his own existence. Giovanni's life is regulated by a familiar pattern of interests and routines: reading, listening to music, spending time alone and wearing himself out on long walks exploring the city.

One Sunday morning, Giovanni suggests that he and his son enjoy a run together, but he is urgently called away to see a patient. He can't go running with his son and Andrea leaves to go diving with friends. This leads to an event that changes the family's lives forever.

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