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The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
"La notte di San Lorenzo" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  16 September 1982 (Italy)
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The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Omero Antonutti ...
Galvano
Margarita Lozano ...
Concetta
Claudio Bigagli ...
Corrado
Miriam Guidelli ...
Belindia
Massimo Bonetti ...
Nicola
Enrica Maria Modugno ...
Mara
Sabina Vannucchi ...
Rosanna
Giorgio Naddi ...
Bishop
Renata Zamengo ...
La Scardigli
Micol Guidelli ...
Cecilia
Massimo Sarchielli ...
Father Marmugi
Giovanni Guidelli ...
Marmugi Junior
Mario Spallino ...
Bruno
Paolo Hendel ...
Dilvo
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The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about to arrive to liberate them. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Trivia

The church scene, where Germans bomb the church full of people, was based on real life events that took place in San Miniato (the birthplace of Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani). However, more than two decades after this movie was made, the case was reopened and it was discovered, that the fatal bomb actually belonged to the American army, and hit the church accidentally. See more »

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A man, likely Dilvo, raises watermelon to his mouth with both hands, but in the next shot is eating it only with the right hand. See more »

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How terror was in Second World War
8 March 1999 | by (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

If you want to know how Italians lived and felt in the Second World War, how they managed the terror, you have to watch this movie. Have you imagined your neighbors collaborating with the Nazi-Fascist army? Have you imagined can't trusting in your relatives? Have you imagined yourself being chased and having to run away on foot for kilometers? Well, most of us have never faced this situation (some of us did) and this movie is one portrait of what Nazism/Fascism was to Europe.


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