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1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
When his wife dies during childbirth, repairman Gianni (Kim Rossi Stuart) can't accept the responsibility of his newborn son and gives him up. Fifteen years later, he meets his son, Paolo (Andrea Rossi), for the first time on a train to Berlin, and discovers that he's disabled. The meeting is awkward, and Gianni is stunned by the treatment Paolo receives from his German doctors. Eventually, with the help of another parent (Charlotte Rampling), Gianni learns to cope with delayed fatherhood.

Cast: Kim Rossi Stuart , Andrea Rossi , Charlotte Rampling , Pierfrancesco Favino , Alla Faerovich ,

Director: Gianni Amelio

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

The Keys to the House (2004)

Release Date: September 9th, 2004|1 hr. 50 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    An unusual amalgam of formulaic feel-goodism and shocking tough-mindedness, a movie that allows us to decode the inner life of its hero while he's decoding the world around him. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Both Rossi and Charlotte Rampling, as the mother of another young patient, do fine work. But the only surprises come at the end, too late to move us the way they should. show more

  • 90
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Outstanding, entirely unique father-son portrait. show more

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