This is the BEST Italian drama I've seen for a long time. It's a properly grown up, heartbreaking drama directed and performed by one of the most talented and handsome Italian actors, Kim Rossi Stuart. I've always been a fan of his late film, The Key to the House (with Charlotte Rampling). Stuart is drawn to father-son relationship-human drama and our emotional journey. In this story, the family drama is observed through the eyes of 11 year old son Tommi and it's about his coming-of-age and his relationship with his father (Kim Rossi Stuart) who portrays a typical working class, harsh, angry, tough father on the surface but in deep down, he is loving, affectionate, trying to do his best to bring up his two children after their mother left them. This film is about the difficulties of life challenges, fatherhood and the love and bond between him and his children.With this film, Kim Rossi Stuart restores the classic reputation of the Italian neo-realist tradition. This film won him the Directors' Fortnight Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. I highly recommend this to anyone who love intelligent drama.