Non ti muovere



A rainy day. A car fails to stop at a red light. A fifteen-year old girl brakes and is thrown off her scooter. The ambulance races forward the hospital. The same hospital where the girl´s father works as a surgeon. Timoteo waits as his colleagues perform surgery on his daughter. The terror of this extreme event causes him to cast aside his masse of steadfastness, cynicism, model father and husband, revealing and estranged and violent self. In an attempt to fill the silence of coma with words, death with life, he conducts an imaginary conversation with his daughter in which he reveals a painful secret. The seemingly squalid story of a powerful and visceral extra-marital love affair. What emerges is a scorching summer of many years earlier, a squalid urban suburbs, a downtrodden, destitute woman with a high-sounding name - Halia.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Sergio Castellitto

Written by: Sergio Castellitto, Margaret Mazzantini

Cinematography: Gianfilippo Corticelli

Cast: Penélope Cruz (Italia), Claudia Gerini (Elsa), Sergio Castellitto (Timoteo)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actress 2004
  • Feature Film Selection 2004