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A Night Full of Rain (1978) More at IMDbPro »La fine del mondo nel nostro solito letto in una notte piena di pioggia (original title)

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Lina Wertmüller (writer)
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Release Date:
17 January 1978 (Italy) See more »
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Cast

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Giancarlo Giannini ... Paolo

Candice Bergen ... Lizzy
Michael Tucker ... Friend
Mario Scarpetta ... Friend
Lucio Amelio ... Friend
Massimo Wertmüller ... Friend
Anny Papa ... Friend (as Anna Papa)

Anne Byrne Hoffman ... Friend
Flora Carabella ... Friend
Anita Paltrinieri ... Friend
Giuliana Carnescecchi ... Friend
Alice Colombo Oxman ... Friend

Jill Eikenberry
Paola Ojetti
Enzo Vitale
Paola Silvia Rotunno
West Buchanan (as John West Buchanan)
Lilli Carati (as Ileana Caravati)
Alison Tucker
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Directed by
Lina Wertmüller 
 
Writing credits
Lina Wertmüller (writer)

Produced by
Harry Colomby .... executive producer
Gil Shiva .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roberto De Simone 
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
 
Film Editing by
Franco Fraticelli 
 
Art Direction by
Gianni Giovagnoni 
 
Production Management
Frank Cockrell .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianni Arduini .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Night Full Of Rain .... sound recordist
 

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Also Known As:
"La fine del mondo nel nostro solito letto in una notte piena di pioggia" - Italy (original title)
"The End of the World in Our Usual Bed in a Night Full of Rain" - USA (complete title)
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104 min
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A Fantastic achievement; much underrated, 16 December 2000
Author: Aw-komon from Encino, CA

This is a hell of a film about love and hate and leftist politics or for that matter, any kind of 'progressivist' attitude in a world that stubbornly refuses to abandon old destructive ways. I don't think it's in any way inferior to "Seven Beauties" and "Swept Away," just a bit more intellectual and complicated. Of course, the always ridiculous sounding English dubbing of the mostly Italian actors takes too much away from a film like this; I mean this isn't a spaghetti western here. It would've been much better to keep only Bergen and Giannini in English and subtitle the rest of the characters and let them speak their natural Italian. I mean, did they really think mass numbers of Americans were going to see an intellectual film like this? The art-house audience prefers subtitled foreign films anyway. Giannini is his usual excellent self, playing a communist journalist who falls in love with an American (Candice Bergen) and chases her from Italy to San Francisco. Bergen also goes all out for this role in her trademark wonderful understated way that never gets carried away with itself. There are many funny scenes and some that would've probably never been shot in the 'politically correct' film climate of today (the scene where Giannini shows his little girl his penis for example and she tells him another boy's is bigger!). The legendary Giussepe Rottuno did the magnificent cinematography and the music is also brilliant throughout.

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