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Quiet ChaosBehind the camera, the Italian writer-director Nanni Moretti (The Son's Room) can be an ?inspired artist, but as an actor he's annoyingly...Quiet ChaosDrama, RomancePT108MBehind the camera, the Italian writer-director Nanni Moretti (The Son's Room) can be an ?inspired artist, but as an actor he's annoyingly...2009-07-27Alessandro GassmanValeria GolinoAlessandro Gassman, Valeria Golino
Quiet Chaos

(Chico De Luigi)

C

Quiet Chaos

Genre: Drama, Romance; Starring: Nanni Moretti, Alessandro Gassman, Valeria Golino; Director: Antonio Luigi Grimaldi; Author: Nanni Moretti; Release Date Limited: 06/26/2009; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 108

Behind the camera, the Italian writer-director Nanni Moretti (The Son’s Room) can be an ?inspired artist, but as an actor he’s annoyingly affectless, like ?a Buster Keaton who has been forbidden to do any stunts. As Pietro in Quiet Chaos, a newly widowed father who opts out of work to spend each day planted in front of his daughter’s grade school (ah, those laissez-faire Italian office codes!), Moretti makes this ”study” in despair a naggingly neutral, at times borderline coy experience. We get the point — Pietro is a man who ”shows” his grief by showing nothing — but the film forces us to keep getting it, over and over again. C

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