The Keys to the House Image

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Summary: "Prepare yourself for suffering if you intend to be close to him." So speaks the mother of a young woman with severe disabilities, speaking to Gianni, the father of 16-year-old Paolo, himself developmentally disabled. Gianni abandoned the boy at birth, when the child's mother died, and Paulo's aunt and uncle have raised him. They have contacted Gianni and asked him to take Paulo to Berlin for a battery of medical tests. Images of people walking, running, skating, and dancing dot the screen as Gianni and Paulo get to know each other. Over a few days, Gianni tries to sort out his obligations and his desires. Will he accept his role as father to this engaging, mercurial, disabled youth?
Runtime: 105 min
Production: Canal+
Genre: Drama
Countries: Germany, France, Italy
Languages: English, German, French, Italian
Home Release Date: Jun 28, 2005
Director Credit
Gianni Amelio Director
Writer Credit
Gianni Amelio Screenplay
Giuseppe Pontiggia Novel "Nati Due Volte"
Sandro Petraglia Screenplay
Stefano Rulli Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Andrea Rossi Paolo
Charlotte Rampling Nicole
Kim Rossi Stuart Gianni
Cast Credit
Alla Faerovich Nadine
Anita Bardeleben Doctor
Barbara Koster-Chari Nurse
Dimitri Süsin Boy Watching TV
Dirk Zippa Young Man On Wheelchair
Eric Neumann Playground Boy
Ingrid Appenroth Hospital Warden
Manuel Katzy Taxi Driver
Michael Weiss Andreas
Pierfrancesco Favino Alberto
Ralf Schlesener Newspaper Seller
Thorsten Schwarz Male Nurse
Producer Credit
Bruno Pésery Producer
Elda Ferri Producer
Enzo Porcelli Producer
Gianfranco Barbagallo Line Producer
Michael Schwarz Line Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: