Movies A-Z | Celebs | SiteMap | DVD | Advanced Search
   Movie Database News    In Theaters    Coming Soon    Future Movies    BoxOffice     Trailers     Scripts     Wallpapers     Directory  
  Home -

The House Keys (2004) - movie overview

The House Keys (2004)

User Rating
(4 votes)
Critic Rating
(1 review)
OverviewReviewsCommentsDVDsPhotosTrailersForumProduction InfoAdd to MyMovies 

Plot Description
Shooting Locations

Original title: Le Chiavi di casa

Release Date
• USA: Dec 24, 2004
• UK: 22 Oct 2004
DVD Release Date
• R1: Jun 28, 2005

Official Website:
The House Keys Website

Running Time
1 hour, 45 minutes

Country Italy, France, Germany

Studio Lions Gate Films

More info on

Other Titles
• The House Keys
• Le Chiavi di casa (2004)
• The Keys to the House

Sign up for our Newsletter!
Movie news in your email:

Your Name:

Your E-Mail Address:

Genre: Drama, Family, Experimental

Plot: Taking to some difficult material with a sublimely delicate touch, Italian director Gianni Amelio offers a personal cinematic treatise on mental illness, physical disability, and child abandonment in THE KEYS TO THE HOUSE. Gianni (Kim Rossi Stuart) is a father who removed himself from the child rearing process when his mentally and physically challenged son, Paolo (Andrea Rossi), was born. Paolo's mother died giving birth, so a kindly couple picked up the reigns and raised him under trying circumstances. Fifteen years later, a guilt-stricken Gianni gets back in touch with his son, offering to accompany him on a trip to a hospital in Berlin. Paolo cautiously agrees to the trip with his father, but the reunion is awkward for both parties. The level of care Paolo requires is problematic for Gianni, while Paolo seizes the opportunity to unleash some pent up anger he's kept simmering beneath the surface for the previous 15 years. But a chance meeting at the hospital between Gianni and a fellow parent of a disabled child, Nicole (Charlotte Rampling), presents the beleaguered father with a lifeline. Offering helpful advice, Nicole's words provide Gianni with the glue needed to mend his fractious relationship with Paolo. But as Amelio's film reaches its conclusion, some surprising

More Plot Descriptions


View 8


   Discussion forum for this movie
Thread Replies Last Post
Andrea Rossi0158 months ago

Start a new discussion about this movie.


International Trailer

[Various] (Large)

  Submit a trailer link

 Directed by
Gianni Amelio
Lamerica, Ladro di bambini, Il, Così ridevano
 Written by
Gianni Amelio
Lamerica, Ladro di bambini, Il, Così ridevano
Sandro Petraglia
The Best of Youth, Ladro di bambini, Il, Fiorile
Kim Rossi Stuart
Beyond the Clouds, Pinocchio, Romanzo criminale
Charlotte Rampling
Swimming Pool, Angel Heart, Basic Instinct 2
Pierfrancesco Favino
The Last Kiss, Excellent Cadavers, Romanzo criminale
 Music By
Franco Piersanti
Lamerica, Ladro di bambini, Il, Caimano, Il

 Recommended Movies
Movie Title Agree Disagree
He Got Game (1998)
Comment j'ai tué mon père (2001)
Son's Room, The (2001)
Character (1997)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Swimming Pool (2003)
Road to Perdition (2002)

Help us improve these results!
Mark the movies you think are similar by putting a checkmark under 'Agree' and hit Submit. Leave blank those you are not sure about. is not the official site for this film.
All editorial views and opinions expressed here are for entertainment purposes only. <>

DVD | Home | BoxOffice | All Celebs | All Movies | Release Schedule | In Production | In Theaters
Coming Soon | Future Movies | Trailers | Scripts | Wallpapers | Directory | Advanced Search | Knihy
Copyright ©2002 All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.