La Notte (1961) - Plot Summary Poster


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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
  • Giovanni and Lidia have been married for several years now and their marriage has become a functional arrangement, not only devoid of love but of any emotion whatsoever; they go through the motions but barely care anymore. After visiting a dying friend, their time together is filled with long silences. Lidia visits a neighborhood where they once lived but little has changed there. At a party that evening, they spend the evening with others, he with a beautiful woman and she with a playboy. The party goes on all night and by the next morning, Giovanni and Lidia begin try to work out their difficulties.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Giovanni, a successful writer, and his wife Lydia visit their friend Tommaso who is dying in hospital. After their visit Giovanni goes to a promotion party for his new book, Lydia visits their old living area of Milano. They meet back at home and decide to visit the party of a billionaire, who wants Giovanni to write a book about the history of his company. Both have flirts, and they both notice this fact as events take them into the morning.

    - Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>
  • A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.

    - Written by Daniel Jos. Leary


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