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Night Sun (1990)
"Il sole anche di notte" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  15 May 1990 (Italy)
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Young nobleman Baron Sergio Giuramondo, after discovering that his bride-to-be was the king's mistress, leaves Naples in disgust to become a monk. But his quest for perfect solitude is ... See full summary »

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Sergio Giuramondo
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Matilda
Massimo Bonetti ...
Prince Santobuono
Margarita Lozano ...
Sergio's Mother
Patricia Millardet ...
Aurelia
Rüdiger Vogler ...
King Charles
Pamela Villoresi ...
Giuseppina Giuramondo
Geppy Gleijeses ...
Bishop
Sonia Gessner ...
Duchess Del Carpio
Tony Sperandeo ...
Gesuino (as Gaetano Sperandeo)
Matilde Piana ...
Peasant Woman
Vittorio Capotorto ...
Matilda's Father
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ...
Duke Del Carpio (as Riccardo Parrisio Perrotti)
Salvatore Rossi ...
Eugenio
Teresa Brescianini ...
Concetta
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Young nobleman Baron Sergio Giuramondo, after discovering that his bride-to-be was the king's mistress, leaves Naples in disgust to become a monk. But his quest for perfect solitude is constantly interrupted by visitors hearing rumours that Sergio possesses miraculous powers, and by women who bet each other that they can successfully seduce him... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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This is a beautiful, profound movie. It is based on a novel by Dostoievsky, which ads an existential dimension to the craft of the Taviani brothers.

The struggle of the lead character to extract himself from all human attachments is fascinating - and his ultimate failure should give some thoughts to a lot of self-proclaimed spiritual schools, from the Vatican to the Dalai Lama.

While this is a history piece, this movie retains the neo-realism style of some other works like "Padre, Padrone" mixed with a touch of surrealism as in "Kaos".

The Taviani brothers at their very best. One can only wish they had remained so inspired!


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