North American Premiere
Q&A with Ivano De Matteo on June 5
Affectionate pediatrician Paolo (Luigi Lo Cascio) and businesslike lawyer Massimo (Alessandro Gassman) are brothers who seemingly enjoy all the trappings of bourgeois success, dutifully meeting once a month for dinner with their wives at an expensive restaurant despite the women’s mutual dislike. However, when a security tape reveals that Paolo’s son and Massimo’s daughter have brutally beaten a homeless man into a coma, resentments boil to the surface. This adaptation of Herman Koch’s best seller meticulously ratchets up the tension and brilliantly expands upon elements from the book, and the all-star cast (also featuring Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Barbora Bobulova) give unforgettable performances that linger long after the lights go up. Winner of four prizes at last year’s Venice Film Festival. A Film Movement release.