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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 »

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Giovanni: I no longer have inspirations, only recollections.
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A Beautiful Film
1 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Its better to wander into this film without knowing too much. The performances are all outstanding but the main credit must be handed to the artist behind it all Michelangelo Antonioni. It would have been quite beautiful to have seen this film when it came out, but even after all these years the themes still resonate as true.

I don't want to get into the plot too much, but this film is more about feeling. The friction and differences between husband and wife are explored.

Antonioni doesn't force anything, he allows a scene to play out in proper time. This film is full of symbolism and despair.


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