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15 May 1990 (Italy) See more »
Young nobleman Baron Sergio Giuramondo, after discovering that his bride-to-be was the king's mistress... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Julian Sands ... Sergio Giuramondo

Charlotte Gainsbourg ... 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
Biagio Barone ... Father Biagio
Ferdinando Murolo ... Lawyer
Aleksander Mincer ... Organ Player
Ubaldo Lo Presti ... Minister
Carlo Luca De Ruggieri ... Gesuino's Son
Maria Antonia Capotorto ... Livia

Marco Di Stefano ... Officer in Coach
Lorenzo Perpignani ... Sergio as a Child
Morena Turchi ... Giuseppina as a Child
Giovanni Cassinelli ... Cristina's Younger Brother
Antonella Visini ... Cristina's Younger Sister

Nastassja Kinski ... Cristina
Massimiliano Scarpa
Lucia Bastianini
Pino Patti
Francesco Ferrante
Mario Sandro De Luca
Peppe Bosone
Giovanni Fois
Carlo Di Maio

Fausto Lombardi
Dora Romano
Miana Merisi
Antonella Cocciante
Federica Paulillo

Ilaria Borrelli
Luigi Laurito
Agostino Belloni
Massimo Abate
Ezio Nandi
Giorgia Palombi
Tonino Maresca
Nicoletta Barberio
Daniele Lovecchio
Claudio Lovecchio
Angela Fraccalvieri

Directed by
Paolo Taviani 
Vittorio Taviani 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tonino Guerra 
Paolo Taviani 
Vittorio Taviani 
Leo Tolstoy  story

Produced by
Giuliani G. De Negri .... producer
Grazia Volpi .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Lanci 
Film Editing by
Roberto Perpignani 
Casting by
Francesco Cinieri 
Risa Kes 
Production Design by
Gianni Sbarra 
Costume Design by
Lina Nerli Taviani 
Makeup Department
Elisabetta De Leonardis .... assistant hair stylist
Giorgio Gregorini .... hair stylist
Alessandro Jacoponi .... makeup artist (as Alessandro Iacoponi)
Federica Jacoponi .... assistant makeup artist (as Federica Iacoponi)
Mauro Tamagnini .... hair stylist
Maurizio Nardi .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jacques Bourdon .... production manager
Rita Di Tommasso .... production supervisor
Alberto Passone .... production manager
Raffaele Veneruso .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mimmola Girosi .... assistant director
Francesco Vedovato .... assistant director
Art Department
Osvaldo Desideri .... set designer
Alberto Michettoni .... props
Luigi Urbani .... assistant set decorator
Sound Department
Edmondo Gintili .... foley recordist
Edmondo Gintili .... sound effects editor
Frank Jahn .... sound effects editor
Raymond Meyer .... boom operator
Danilo Sterbini .... sound mixer
Danilo Sternini .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Belli .... gaffer
Fabio Conversi .... camera operator
Fabrizio Mengoni .... assistant camera
Umberto Montiroli .... still photographer
Nicola Pecorini .... Steadicam operator
Massimo Rinella .... grip
Giancarlo Serravalli .... key grip
Riccardo Serravalli .... grip
Fabrizio Vicari .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie-Caroline Guezel .... costume assistant (as Marie Caroline Guezel)
Ruggero Peruzzi .... costumer
Liliana Sotira .... costume assistant
Maura Zuccherofino .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Massimo Cataldo .... assistant editor
Stefano Giovannini .... color technician
Pietro Tomassi .... assistant editor
Other crew
Pino Ammendola .... voice dubbing: Biagio Barone
Jacques Bourdon .... production executive
Luisa Casadei .... cashier
Anna Cesareni .... voice dubbing: Patricia Millardet
Giancarlo Giannini .... voice dubbing: Julian Sands
Claudio Grassetti .... production organiser
Fiorella Lugli .... dialogue coach
Carlo Macrini .... script supervisor
Paola Mannoni .... voice dubbing: Margarita Lozano
Amelia Marconcini .... press attache
Danilo Martelli .... administration
Alberto Passone .... production executive
Franco Rapa .... location manager
Franco Rapa .... location services: Naples, Italy
Enrico Sanchini .... wall hangings
Ilaria Stagni .... voice dubbing: Charlotte Gainsbourg

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il sole anche di notte" - Italy (original title)
"The Sun Also Shines at Night" - International (English title)
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112 min
Aspect Ratio:
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Search for meaning, 12 October 2011
Author: oOgiandujaOo from United Kingdom

The Night Sun is the story of a proud, honest and sensitive man who struggles in the world some centuries ago. His writhings relate to the mismatch between the indifference of people to one another and his ideals of compassion and intimacy, between the world's requirement of submission and debasement and a pride which accepts no tyranny.

Sergio Giuramondo searches for meaning in isolation, but is only bored and obstreperous, the blithe landscape, perhaps as metaphysical as physical, re-echoes the monotone of indifference he has encountered elsewhere, rutting scarabs in the bright sunshine suggest soulless lust in a world without God. Neither is hope or meaning to be found in the exalted echelons of the nobility.

The movie seems ambivalent, has Giuramondo, a talented brilliant man been offered his fill of the cup of life, and dashed it to the floor, his own worst enemy, a man at war with himself, or does he find contentment and meaning, and a route to a life beyond this veil, a white chalk path out of the green hills of life's wilderness.

In either case, the Tavianis created here a movie that lingers, a baffling pageant interspersed with longueurs, as it their wont and stamp.

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