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The Son's Room
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 8, 2002
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Miramax
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by , &
Composition by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Cannes 2001 - Palme d'Or

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh85%

Total Count: 84


User Ratings: 5,415
...[Moretti tells] his story with a freshness and quiet intensity that hooks you, draws you in and keeps you twitching on the line 'til the very end....The film teems with originality and detail...
Total Film
Mar 1, 2002
...THE SON'S ROOM stands apart for its raw, quiet emotion and its shattering sense of truth...
USA Today
Mar 1, 2002
With tender skill, Moretti illuminates Samuel Beckett's familiar summation "I can't go on-I'll go on." Full Review
Chicago Reader
Oct 4, 2019
Rating: B -- Moretti's comedies and sarires are more interesting than this family melodrama about loss and grief, though he should be commended for making a touching and sensitive film that never descends into cloying bathos. Full Review
Mar 9, 2012
...THE SON'S ROOM stands out for its simplicity and restraint....Nicola Piovani's score is a quiet, compassionate presence...
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 2002
...Very touching....THE SON'S ROOM has a relaxed tenderness and empathy....Sometimes in a quite ordinary way a director can reach out and touch us...
Chicago Sun-Times
Mar 1, 2002
...Touching....[A] calm, humane movie....It is a hushed contemplation of the kind of senseless, all-too-frequent tragedy that leaves the survivors reeling and speechless...
New York Times
Feb 1, 2002

Product Description:

Nanni Moretti's extraordinary drama THE SON'S ROOM, which won the Palme D'Or at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, tells the harrowing story of a once tight-knit, happy family having to come to terms with a devastating loss and get on with their lives. Nanni Moretti, the writer-director of the charming CARO DIARIO, which was based on his own life, has created this piece of fiction from scratch, but he nails it so well it is hard to believe it is not a documentary. Moretti, who not only stars in and directs the film but is also cowriter and coproducer, plays Giovanni, a happily married man with two wonderful children; he is also a psychoanalyst with a group of patients both hysterical and sad. He enjoys running through the streets of Ancona, but when he opts to make a rare house call one Sunday morning instead of going for a run with his son, tragedy strikes, and he can't help blaming himself and his choices. He starts having trouble listening to and caring about his patients, and he also distances himself from his wife, played magnificently by Laura Morante. One of the underlying themes of the film is the need to make--and break--scheduled appointments that threaten to overtake one's life with its potential for compulsive obsession; as Giovanni dreams of past scenes playing out differently, he can't help but think that if he had rearranged his schedule based on the importance and necessity of his appointments, his idyllic world might not have been turned upside down.

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:

The Son's Room
Declared Best Picture at the Cannes Film Festival, this universally touching film tells the unforgettable story of a man facing the greatest challenge of his life. Giovanni is a psychoanalyst who thought he had all the answers. In contrast to the worries and neuroses of his patients, Giovanni's reassuringly calm existence revolves around the security of his loving family and the comfort of his daily routines. So when an unthinkable tragedy hits his home and turns his life upside down, he must somehow summon the courage to deal with his own grief while giving strength to those who need him most. Released to overwhelming critical acclaim, this ultimately uplifting emotional journey has drawn praise for its subtle realism and remarkable power!


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: February 1, 2002 (LA/NY)
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 53,403
  • UPC: 786936198867
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