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Release Date:
19 February 1962 (USA) See more »
A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marcello Mastroianni ... Giovanni Pontano

Jeanne Moreau ... Lidia

Monica Vitti ... Valentina Gherardini
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentino Bompiani ... (uncredited)
Roberto Danesi ... (uncredited)
Umberto Eco ... Man at the Party (uncredited)
Giansiro Ferrata ... (uncredited)
Giorgio Gaslini ... (uncredited)
Alceo Guatelli ... (uncredited)
Odile Jean ... (uncredited)
Ottiero Ottieri ... (uncredited)
Salvatore Quasimodo ... (uncredited)
Ettore Univelli ... (uncredited)
Eraldo Volonte ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Michelangelo Antonioni 
Writing credits
Michelangelo Antonioni (story) &
Ennio Flaiano (story) &
Tonino Guerra (story)

Michelangelo Antonioni (screenplay) &
Ennio Flaiano (screenplay) &
Tonino Guerra (screenplay)

Produced by
Emanuele Cassuto .... producer
Original Music by
Giorgio Gaslini 
Cinematography by
Gianni Di Venanzo 
Film Editing by
Eraldo Da Roma 
Production Design by
Piero Zuffi 
Makeup Department
Micheline Chaperon .... makeup artist: Jeanne Moreau (as Mimí Chaperon)
Franco Freda .... makeup artist
Simone Knapp .... hair stylist: Jeanne Moreau (as Simone Knapp Dougué)
Amalia Paoletti .... hair stylist
Production Management
Roberto Cocco .... production supervisor
Paolo Frascà .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Indovina .... assistant director
Berto Pelosso .... assistant director (as Umberto Pelosso)
Art Department
Mauro Bertinotti .... assistant production designer
Giuseppe Ranieri .... assistant production designer
Mario Solá .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Claudio Maielli .... sound technician
Camera and Electrical Department
Pasqualino De Santis .... camera operator (as Pasquale De Santis)
Sergio Strizzi .... still photographer
Erico Menczer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Music Department
Giorgio Gaslini .... musician
Alceo Guatelli .... musician: saxophone
Ettore Univelli .... musician: double bass
Eraldo Volonte .... musician: drums (as Eraldo Volonté)
Other crew
Emanuele Cassuto .... presenter
Liana Ferri .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La notte" - Italy (original title)
"The Night" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (literal English title)
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115 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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One of Lars von Trier's favorite films.See more »
Miscellaneous: When Giovanni pours champagne in the hospital, Bernhard Wicki (Tommaso) looks straight to the camera while turning his head from Lidia to Giovanni.See more »
Lidia:"When I awake this morning, you were still asleep. As I awoke I heard you gentle breathing. I saw you closed eyes beneath wisps of stray hair and I was deeply moved. I wanted to cry out, to wake you, but you slept so deeply, so soundly. " "In the half light you skin gloved with life so warm and sweet. I wanted to kiss it, but I was afraid to wake you. I was afraid of you awake in my arms again. Instead, I wanted to something no one could take from me, mine alone...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in One Hundred and One Nights (1995)See more »


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17 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
masterpiece from the master, 2 March 2002
Author: suvakovs from vrbas, srbija

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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