The Keys to the House (2004)

PG   |    |  Drama

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Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.


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3 September 2007 | veganblt
| witty, unsentimental but affecting
I was so very affected by this piece, it moved in a steady pace from the meeting of Paolo and Gianni to their travel to Germany and their time in the hospital. The director presents Paolo as an incredibly spirited adolescent; you can't help but be curious about him and follow him throughout the day. He is very independent and his new father attaches himself to his son as a sort of handler but soon he becomes very emotionally attached. It's mesmerizing to watch Paolo because he's such a fully formed character, very witty and always brightening the mood of others around him yet unafraid to speak candidly. As we follow Paolo the film learns more about his story and the story of Gianni. The film moves very quickly and is without a wounded sentiment that one might expect. Although I did cry in moments of rehabilitation, I was not exhausted from a guilt or sadness but almost charmed.

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Release Date:

10 September 2004


Italian, German, French, English

Country of Origin

Italy, Germany, France, USA

Filming Locations

Berlin, Germany

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