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La Notte (1961)
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Not Rated  |   |  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 ...
Maria Pia Luzi ...
Guido A. Marsan ...
Fanti (as Guido Ajmone Marsan)
Vittorio Bertolini
Vincenzo Corbella ...
Mr. Gherardini
Ugo Fortunati ...
Gitt Magrini ...
Signora Gherardini
Giorgio Negro ...
Roberta Speroni ...
Odile Jean


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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One of Stanley Kubrick's favorite films. See more »


Boom visible in shadow form as Giovanni leaves Tomasso's hospital room and walks down the corridor at 16mins or so into the film. See more »


Giovanni: Who wrote that?
Lidia: You did.
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Referenced in Mad Men: The New Girl (2008) See more »

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masterpiece from the master
2 March 2002 | by (vrbas, srbija) – See all my reviews

After I watched this great movie for the second time I can say it is a true masterpiece. In comparison with "Le Mepris" by Godard. Lot of the credits should go to Tonino Guerra for the impeccable script. Images, script, actors, everything is superb...

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