"Lorenzo is a retired lawyer and a widower living alone in a beautiful apartment in the center of Naples.
"Lorenzo is a retired lawyer and lives alone as a widower in a beautiful apartment in the center of Naples. He is always in a bad mood and has put on an emotional protective armor, just to be on the safe side. His adult children have done the same, and he wants to have as little to do with them as possible. When new neighbors move in next door, the armor doesn't quite work anymore. Lorenzo, to his own amazement, likes to be with Michela, the young woman, he talks to Fabio, her husband, and plays with the children. In this apparently happy family, he realizes how his own family could have been, but never was. But a terrible event seems to destroy everything irretrievably."
"This moving film by veteran director Gianni Amelio boasts a top-notch ensemble of actors and is the director's very personal take on Lorenzo Marone's novel "La tentazione di essere felici"."
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109 min. color. Digital HD. I/e Directed by Gianni Amelio Screenplay: based on a novel by Lorenzo Marone, Gianni Amelio, Alberto Taraglio, Chiara Valerio. Camera: Luca Bigazzi Editing: Simona Paggi Music: Franco Piersanti With: Elio Germano, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Micaela Ramazzotti
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