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La Notte (1961)
"La notte" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  19 February 1962 (USA)
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A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.

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Bernhard Wicki ...
Tommaso Garani
Rosy Mazzacurati ...
Rosy
Maria Pia Luzi ...
Un'invitata
Guido A. Marsan ...
Fanti (as Guido Ajmone Marsan)
Vittorio Bertolini
Vincenzo Corbella ...
Mr. Gherardini
Ugo Fortunati ...
Cesarino
Gitt Magrini ...
Signora Gherardini
Giorgio Negro ...
Roberto
Roberta Speroni ...
Beatrice (as Roberta Speroni Fortunati)
Odile Jean
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In Milan, after visiting dear friend Tommaso Garani that is terminal in a hospital, the writer Giovanni Pontano goes to a party for the release of his last book, and his wife Lydia Pontano visits the place where she lived many years ago. In the night, they go to a night-club, and later to a party in the mansion of the tycoon Mr. Gherardini. Along the night, Giovanni flirts with Valentina Gherardini, the daughter of the host, and then he receives a proposal to work for him in the area of communication and write the history of his company. Meanwhile, Lydia flirts with the playboy Roberto. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Referenced in the end credits of Life of Brian (1979). 'If you have enjoyed this film, why not go and see "La Notte"?' See more »

Quotes

Giovanni: Who wrote that?
Lidia: You did.
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where are the Antonioni's of nowadays !
29 June 2001 | by (amsterdam) – See all my reviews

"Hush now, don't explain". That's the only thing missing in this wonderful picture of the Maestro: the eternal voice of Billie Holiday over some end-titles. Do not expect explanations, watch the actors carefully and all will be revealed. Neo-realistic ? Sure, look at the rugged camera-angles. A child cries her heart out and we never see her face fully. Of course Lidia walks up to her and strokes the little girls hair smilingly, only to loose interest immediately because of a broken down clock. Symbolism ? Just watch and feel these great actors.


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