Original Title: Caos Calmo
English Title: Quiet Chaos
Language: Italian, French, English
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Antonello Grimaldi
Music: Paolo Buonvino
Cinematography: Alessandro Pesci
Blu Di Martino
Thanks to Bici, or I would have missed this important contemporary Italian film, and I watched it in the university with Italian subtitles, which helped a lot for me to understand what was going on in this film!
Even only credited as the leading actor and co-writer of the film, actually I think Nanny Moretti is actually the man behind the curtain. Like THE SON’S ROOM (2001), instead of losing the son, this time it’s the wife’s turn, and another prominent change is that in CAOS CALMO the emotional level is subtler, submerged underneath the appearance. Which in one hand gives some mundane breath, in the other hand is on the verge of being boring.
At the beginning of the film, Nanny and his brother save two women (one is Isabella) and later find out that his wife has died of an accident, the coincidence conflicts between life and death is profound and utter, which gives a ridiculously authentic feeling.
The sex scene between Nanny and Isabella is a little bit awkward as all of us were in dead silence while watching it, Obviously Nanny is not Brad Pitt (maybe he is a little bit older now), or let’s say Sam Washington (he is a hottie, right?), thus I have to say it is not pretty and rather long, I highly doubt the necessity of its existence, does it signify a way of atonement for his wife?
P.S. Roman Polanski’s cameo is a surprise, the content of what they are talking inside the car is undistinguished, apparently it helps to begin a new journey for the miserable (maybe not) man and his lovely daughter.