Originally titled as “Gli Equilibristi”, this 2012 Italian drama is centered on a couple during the process of separation and how the situation affect their teenage daughter and her younger brother. Very realistic and highly depressing, this movie depicts the fall and the breakdown of a man, superbly interpreted by Valerio Mastrandrea, who is trying to keep the balance in a extremely critical financial situation. De Matteo’s follows the main characters with close shots to make the viewer feel the pressure and to submerge into the story. An excellent soundtrack complete this features which, apart from being a total downer, is a very well made portrait of the new generation of “poors”, people who still have a job but struggle to cope with the everyday life. Definitely a should watch if you like realistic drama with strong content.

Vote: 6/10

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