Quiet Chaos is what Pietro Paladini has felt in his heart ever since his wife’s sudden death…One day, after having saved the lives of two women who were drowning, he arrives home only to discover his wife has suddenly died.
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The movie would gain so much by just letting Paolo Buonvino do his work instead of throwing american pop songs that inevitably make something so beautifully understated into a videoclip-like melodrama. That said, Moretti is incredible, and so is his daughter. Could have been a new "The Son's Room" but ends up being a failed attempt at bringing different types of cinema together for bigger commercial appeal.
positive: some scenes and characters (the daughter, his daily park acquaintances, the guy who invites him for pasta)
negative: potrayal of women (passive, in need for rescue, unloved.. not to forget the random sex scene)
The stylish details: the city and seaside interiors, the vaguely 80's atmosphere reminiscent of Moretti's own movies.
The unstylish details: the last thing I wanted to see on screen is Moretti having sex...
Beautiful mix of mourning and delicacy, broken only by the energetic sex scene - an interesting counterweight, as the title suggests. Moretti makes the most non-sense lines sound great. That guy is my hero.