La nostra vita

La nostra vita

           La nostra vita
               Genre: Drama
               Friendship, family relationship, pregnancy, construction workers, justice, Cannes 2010
  It starts like one of those harmless family film. The love between Claudio (Elio Germano) and his pregnant wife Elena (Isabella Ragonese) appears so great that one suspects quickly – which can not long be well. And indeed, at the birth of her third son Vasco Elena dies from the effects of undefined and unexpected complications, and so Claudio is alone with his three sons before the ruins of his life. But instead of falling into mourning, he pushes aside all thought of it and instead seeks salvation in the work. When he learns that he has been at one construction site, which he supervised as polishing, a fatal accident involving a Romanian security guard, he sees his chance and his boss is under pressure, either made him a subcontractor for its own account or Claudio reports the death of the police and the site is closed. What are the widower has not thought of – as a subcontractor, he must go into huge financial input. And that’s what it overwhelmed pretty quickly, since reserve he has as good as any. But fortunately there’s his siblings and his neighbor and friend Ari … If you have thought after the beginning of La nostra vita, see below Now a similar story as Antonello Grimaldi, 2008 at the Berlin International Film Competition accrued Silent Chaos / Caos calmo, looked disappointed fast. For instead of at Grimaldi’s film ubiquitous sadness and lethargy after the death of his wife, to Claudio escapes into the work and pushed all thoughts of the loss. Definitely a strategy to deal with a loss. The problem with this film is that he follows his main characters and unconditionally all the questions about the emotional tracks, which leaves the trauma fades completely. All of two scenes must be sufficient to order something to say about the mood of the two great brothers of Vasco, more space is not given to this issue. And who is really responsible for the children when Claudio once again pushes overtime in construction, one can also conjecture. Instead, the film is dedicated to the extensively not really compelling subplot of the unfortunate Romanian security guard whose wife and son eventually play in Claudio’s life, although a significant but not necessarily convincing role. At the end says Daniele Luchetti cuddle actually the miraculous in the common resolution of almost all painstakingly established and then found later in criminally neglected emotional conflicts to have. The bedroom, previously reserved for the parents, is now a playground for the family without a mother that has bitten through despite all odds. But it remains the case even at the end: held real sorrow, or even the rudimentary attempt to work through the trauma of loss, have not in Claudio’s life nor Daniele Luchettis film, so you wonder does not need that, among the very subdued applause some quite loud disapproval mixed. One is inclined to join the merciless verdict of so to expression colleagues. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: La nostra vita Country of production: France, Italy Year of Production: 2010 Length: 98 (Min.)

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