Quiet Chaos

June 26th 2009
  • Drama,
  • TBA,
  • 105 min,
  • IFC Releasing
  • Cast: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Alessandro Gassman, Isabella Ferrari, Silvio Orlando, Blu Di Martino, Hippolyte Girardot, Roberto Nobile, Alba Rohrwacher, Manuela Morabito, Grazia Kasia Smutniak, Beatrice Bruschi, Sara D'Amico, Babak Karimi, Tatiana Lepore, Anna Gigante, Denis Podalydès, Charles Berling, Antonella Attili, Cloris Brosca, Valentina Carnelutti, Stefano Guglielmi, Nestor Saied, Dina Braschi, Ester Cavallari, Roman Polanski
  • Director: Antonello Grimaldi
  • Writers: Nanni Moretti, Laura Paolucci, Francesco Piccolo
  • Producer: Domenico Procacci
  • Executive Producer: Eric Abraham
  • Art Direction: Giada Calabria
  • Casting: Laura Muccino
  • Costume Design: Alexandra Toesca
  • D.O.P.: Alessandro Pesci
  • Editor: Angelo Nicolini
  • Music: Paolo Buonvino
  • Set Decoration: Daniela Manzo


Quiet Chaos is what Pietro Paladini has felt in his heart ever since his wife's sudden death. Pietro is a successful executive, happily married and father of a 10-year old daughter, Claudia. One day, after having saved the lives of two women who were drowning, he arrives home only to discover his wife has suddenly died.

From that moment on his life changes radically. Pietro takes Claudia to school on her first day back and decides spontaneously to wait for her until classes are over. He sits in his car, wanders in the park and has coffee at a nearby cafe. He decides to do the same the following day and the days after that. Pietro waits each day for the pain to arrive. His bosses, fellow workers and relatives all come to console him but end up confiding their own pain and difficulties, surrendering to his incomprehensible calm.

Gradually, Pietro begins to look at the world through new eyes. In the end, it is through his love for his daughter that Pietro finds the key to a kind of spiritual rebirth and emerges from this journey with a newfound love of life.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Production Budget: €5.5 million
  • Production Companies: Fandango, Portobello Pictures, Phoenix Film Investment, Rai Cinema
  • Production Schedule: 7 May 2007 - July 2007

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Kasia Smutniak wears a T-shirt of the last tour of The Who. Director Antonio Luigi Grimaldi, a big fan of The Who, bought it at their live concert in summer 2007 at the Arena of Verona.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 8 February 2008: Italy
  • 20 June 2008: Spain
  • 31 July 2008: Israel
  • 28 August 2008: Netherlands
  • 2 October 2008: Brazil
  • 24 October 2008: UK
  • 20 November 2008: Greece
  • 3 December 2008: Belgium
  • 10 December 2008: France
  • 12 December 2008: Denmark
  • 18 December 2008: Portugal
  • 29 January 2009: Germany
  • 4 April 2009: Turkey
  • 21 May 2009: Australia
  • 19 June 2009: Austria