Loose Cannons

Loose Cannons is a 2010 Italian comedy film directed by Ferzan Özpetek. Özpetek also wrote the script, with the help of Ivan Cotroneo, while Domenico Procacci served as a producer. The film stars Riccardo Scamarcio, Alessandro Preziosi, Nicole Grimaudo, Lunetta Savino, Ennio Fantastichini and Ilaria Occhini.


The Cantones are a bourgeois family who own a pasta company in Lecce in conservative Southern Italy. One of the two sons, Tommaso (Riccardo Scamarcio), returns from his studies in Rome and hopes to use a dinner with his family and the Brunettis, their business partners, to reveal his homosexuality. He expects his father Vincenzo will want nothing to do with him and he will be free to pursue his dream of becoming a writer without any ties to the family business. Tommaso discusses his plan with his elder brother, Antonio (Alessandro Preziosi). During dinner, just as Tommaso is about to share his news, Antonio interrupts and reveals that he himself is homosexual. Vincenzo (Ennio Fantastichini) takes the news badly, has a minor heart attack and is admitted to hospital.