Cast: Umberto Morelli, Laura Morante, Antonio Catania, Giorgia Brunaccini, Giordano Di Pietro, Edoardo Baietti
Director: Claudio Antonini
Genre: Romantic comedy
Subtitles: English, Italian & French
Duration: 78 minutes
Year Of Production: 2008
SINOSSI ITALIANA: Raul Ã¨ un ragazzino vivace e appassionato che vive con la madre, Monica, e i suoi tanti amanti occasionali. Adora il liscio che il nonno suona e la madre canta nelle balere di provincia. Alle prese coi primi turbamenti adolescenziali, Raul sogna di trovare l'uomo giusto per la madre e lo individua presto nel suo insegnante di musica. FarÃ il diavolo a quattro per farli incontrare ma le cose non andranno come previsto...
ENGLISH SYNOPSIS: Prolific Italian actress Laura Morante stars in The Ball, a sentimental comedy that examines the complex relationships between saucy nightclub singer Monica and her eleven-year-old son, Raul. After a string of fleeting and disastrous affairs he decides to set his mother up with his music teacher Antonio in the hopes they will be happy together. Along the way Raul discovers that love is not as harmonious and straightforward as composing a melody. Claudio Antonini crafts this sweet and ironic story of interpersonal relationships with skill and wisdom through the eyes of a naive young man trying to comprehend the intricate world of adults. Laura Morante brings life to the role of Monica, through her superb portrayal of a struggling single mother unlucky in love. The Ball also pays homage to the Italian music genre of â€˜liscioâ€™ a smooth melodic style passed down through the generations. Through the haphazard match-making of his mother and teacher, Raul discovers love cannot be planned and is far from being easy to explain, comprehend or manipulate.