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Night Sun (1990)

Il sole anche di notte (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 15 May 1990 (Italy)
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 ...
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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 ...
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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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extremely well-acted but far from perfect
22 December 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This was a good film and I enjoyed watching it. However, I also understand that while I could sit through the film, many others would be bored by both its slow pacing and the lack of emotional range from the characters. Julian Sands portrays this emotionally limited man and he seemed to do a good job with it--but people wanting action and excitement in their films will probably have a hard time sticking with the film.

So on the plus side were the acting, cinematography and musical score. One the negative side was the ambiguous plot. The exact motivations for Sands' character and the point the author (Tolstoy) is trying to make seem a little vague.

Overall, a decent film and worth seeing, though there are of course some better Italian films.

PS--in the original Tolstoy version, does it REALLY take place in Italy or was the setting Russia? I am curious to know.


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