The Keys to the House


1h 45m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Having suffered a traumatic birth, Paolo is disabled both physically and psychologically and must travel to a special hospital in Berlin for rehabilitation. Gianni, who accompanies the boy to Berlin in hopes of getting to know his estranged son, meets Nicole, a strong woman dedicating herself entir

Film Details

Also Known As
Born Twice, Chiavi Di Casa, Le, Clefs De La Maison, Die Hausschlussel, Hausschlussel, Die, House Keys, The, Keys to the House, Le Chiavi Di Casa, Les Clefs De La Maison
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Arte; Bavaria Media Gmbh; Eurimages; German Federal Film Board; Lakeshore International; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh; Rai Cinema; Rai Cinema; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
01 Distribuzione; Curzon Artificial Eye; Filmax International; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Filmes Do Estação; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; PathT International; Pathe Image
Location
Berlin, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Having suffered a traumatic birth, Paolo is disabled both physically and psychologically and must travel to a special hospital in Berlin for rehabilitation. Gianni, who accompanies the boy to Berlin in hopes of getting to know his estranged son, meets Nicole, a strong woman dedicating herself entirely to the care of her handicapped daughter, and through their conversations, Nicole helps Gianni come to terms with the guilt of having abandoned Paolo. This revelation results in an unexpected and fragile happiness between a father and a son discovering each other and themselves in a place far from home.

Film Details

Also Known As
Born Twice, Chiavi Di Casa, Le, Clefs De La Maison, Die Hausschlussel, Hausschlussel, Die, House Keys, The, Keys to the House, Le Chiavi Di Casa, Les Clefs De La Maison
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Arte; Bavaria Media Gmbh; Eurimages; German Federal Film Board; Lakeshore International; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh; Rai Cinema; Rai Cinema; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
01 Distribuzione; Curzon Artificial Eye; Filmax International; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Filmes Do Estação; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; PathT International; Pathe Image
Location
Berlin, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 22, 2004

Released in United States on Video June 28, 2005

Released in United States September 2004

Released in United States 2005

Shown at Venice International Film Festival September 1-11, 2004.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival January 28-February 6, 2005.

Based on the novel "Born Twice" by Giuseppe Pontiggia; published by Knopf October 15, 2002.

Literary Sale Date 06/14/2002

Released in United States Winter December 22, 2004

Released in United States on Video June 28, 2005

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival September 1-11, 2004.)

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival January 28-February 6, 2005.)