This film, based on a book, Quiet Chaos includes a main theme of grief, as a man and his brother, who ironically saves the life of two women at the beach and learns his own wife has died. There isn't this impending doom and grief for the wife, but how he deals with his life and his 10 year-old daughter. We do learn from his sister-in-law that there was not an abounding love for his wife. In retrospect, when he sees his wife has died, he doesn't even go to her body, not even go near her.
So, we wonder, what is he grieving? Is it guilt? Is it guilt that his daughter is motherless?
Most of the scenes are outside in the park as an executive Pietro waits and watches over his daughter as she attends school. He is a fixture at the park, getting to know the regulars, and he even conducts business in the park. His company is in the midst of a big merger.
Not much happens, except a steamy sex scene where he goes all out during this grieving stage. If there are young'uns in the room, send them elsewhere.
As, I said, nothing really happens here. It drug on too long and I couldn't decided where his grief is? And much more unanswered questions. One cannot grasp grieving, and how can we, when we know nothing of the wife. Where is the connection to grieving. We do know that he feels that by his not grieving was an indication that the daughter was not grieving also.
Again, this film drug on and on; nothing meaningful occurs; nothing to grab onto; no connection to grieving..... Skip it! Rizzo