La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) (2002)

La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) (2002)

La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room)



Critic Consensus: The Son's Room is a moving and contemplative study of grief.

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A family struggles to go on after a devastating loss in this deeply emotional drama from Italy. Giovanni (Nanni Moretti) is a psychiatrist with a successful practice in a small community near the ocean. Giovanni has a warm relationship with his wife Paola (Laura Morante), and they have a pair of well-adjusted teenage kids, Andrea (Giuseppe Sanfelice) and Irene (Jasmine Trinca). But the family's calm is shattered when Andrea is unexpectedly killed in an accident. Giovanni finds it impossible to … More

Rating: R (for language and some sexuality)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Nanni Moretti, Heidrun Schleef, Linda Ferri
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 8, 2002
Box Office: $0.7M
Miramax Films - Official Site

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as Giovanni

as Headmaster

as Luciano's Father

as Record store clerk

as Dive Shop Clerk

as Filippo's Father

as Lucino's father
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Critic Reviews for La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room)

All Critics (99) | Top Critics (33)

With tender skill, [director] Moretti illuminates Samuel Beckett's familiar summation 'I can't go on--I'll go on.'

Full Review… | February 9, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Nothing in The Son's Room is conventionally sentimental or reassuring.

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The Son's Room addresses both death and life with honesty and respect.

Full Review… | March 29, 2002
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Often called Italy's answer to Woody Allen, Nanni Moretti takes a turn for the serious in The Son's Room and acquits himself in first-rate fashion.

March 29, 2002
Detroit News
Top Critic

We are given characters so gentle and so human that we become instantly fond of them.

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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… | March 9, 2012

Audience Reviews for La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room)


Nanni Moretti bring a sentimentalist, but criative and entertaining drama, that become a study about, not only family, but individual people in they pain and hope. Finest performances with the direction by Moretti make The Son's Room, one of the best films of the 2001.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

The Son's Room is a simple but tender drama on loss and healing. Artfully presented and subtly acted. Great soundtrack. Precise emotive content. A silent chaos.

Jan Marc Macababayao
Jan Marc Macababayao

Super Reviewer

Very difficult to watch in spots but for all the right reasons. A tender and truly touching drama. It feels "real" and is not cloying.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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