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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
Fernando Caso .... sound effects editor
Edmondo Gintili .... foley recordist
Edmondo Gintili .... sound effects editor
Alvaro Gramigna .... foley artist
Claudio Gramigna .... 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
Location Management
Franco Rapa .... location manager
Franco Rapa .... location services: Naples, Italy
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
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
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The miracle maker, 17 February 2006
Author: jotix100 from New York

Leo Tolstoy's story was adapted with great style by Vittorio and Paolo Tviani, with the help of Tonino Guerra, an excellent writer on his own, and a man that has been connected with wonderful movies in his native Italy. This is a story told by the Tavianis with extreme care in magnificent locations in their usual way that pays a lot of attention to detail and the beauty of the Italian landscape. The musical score by Nicola Piovani, one of their usual collaborators, contribute to make the film a joy when we listen to the atmospheric music. Cinematographer Giuseppe Lanci captures with precision the gorgeous scenery around L'Aquila and the region into images that leave the viewer breathless.

The story is a strange one. When Sergio, the young man from humble origins, gets the attention of Charles III of Naples attention, he doesn't even suspect of the deceit he is made a part of. The beautiful Cristina reveals a secret that will be pivotal in Sergio's life. In horror, he flees that glamorous life at the court and becomes a priest. He wants to be no ordinary priest, he wants to go to a remote area to become a monk.

It's at that location that he is discovered because of having performed a miracle. The solitude he is seeking intrudes in his life and the final blow arrives in the form of a disturbed young woman who has more than a cure in mind. The noble Sergio decides to go back to the world he left behind because he realizes he can't stay in a place where is no longer where he wants to be.

Julian Sands is perfect as Sergio the mystical man. Natassja Kinski plays Cristina. Charlotte Gainsbourg makes a great appearance as the disturbed Matilda. Patricia Millaret, Margarita Lozano, and the rest of the crew make the film a joy to watch.

The Taviani brothers should be seen more often because their films are always so beautifully crafted and leave their grateful fans awaiting eagerly for the next film.

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