MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,076 this week

Towards Evening (1990)
"Verso sera" (original title)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 146 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Professor Ludovico Bruschi is an elderly Communist whose desire is that of living in an orderly and socially just State. But disorder is just about to break into his life, first of all in ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 56 titles
created 01 Sep 2013
 
a list of 612 titles
created 05 Sep 2013
 
a list of 56 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 57 titles
created 4 months ago
 
list image
a list of 175 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Towards Evening" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Towards Evening (1990)

Towards Evening (1990) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Towards Evening.
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

La terrazza (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Ugo Tognazzi, Jean-Louis Trintignant
City of Women (1980)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.

Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers
Gabriela (1983)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1925, Gabriela becomes cook, mistress, and then wife of Nacib, a bar owner in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels. Nacib becomes tired of Gabriela's uneducated ways... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Barreto
Stars: Sonia Braga, Marcello Mastroianni, Antonio Cantafora
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Tiberio esce di galera dopo venti anni e trova la situazione all'esterno molto cambiata: la moglie si è messa con un altro, il figlio non sa se è omosessuale o no, l'amico Ferribotte viene ... See full summary »

Director: Amanzio Todini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Tiberio Murgia, Clelia Rondinella
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla
La pelle (1981)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After the Allies liberate Naples in 1943, the life for the locals is not much easier, especially for women. Many sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive.

Director: Liliana Cavani
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Ken Marshall, Alexandra King
Todo modo (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Marcello Mastroianni, Mariangela Melato
The Beekeeper (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A bee keeper, Spiros, travels from the north to the south of Greece with his bees to meet the spring.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Nadia Mourouzi, Serge Reggiani
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Alexandre, a TV reporter, is working for a few days in a border town, where a lot of refugees from Albania, Turkey and Kurdistan are packed in. Among them, he notices an old man and thinks ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Patrikareas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Senta Berger, Flavio Bucci
Miss Arizona (1988)
Drama | Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Story of the owners (Mastroianni and Schygulla) of a fancy nightclub in Budapest before and during WWII.

Director: Pál Sándor
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla, Alessandra Martines
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A father and his son who lived seperated for some time meet each other one day and try to talk their problems over and understand their diametrical differences.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Massimo Troisi, Anne Parillaud
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Prof. Bruschi
...
Stella
Zoe Incrocci ...
Elvira
Giorgio Tirabassi ...
Oliviero
Victor Cavallo ...
Pippo
Veronica Lazar ...
Margherita
Lara Pranzoni ...
Papere
Paolo Panelli ...
Galliano, the hairdresser
...
Pina
Gisella Burinato ...
Stella's mother
Pupo De Luca ...
Judge
Dante Biagioni ...
Architect
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stefano Arditi
Fabio Bussotti
Edit

Storyline

Professor Ludovico Bruschi is an elderly Communist whose desire is that of living in an orderly and socially just State. But disorder is just about to break into his life, first of all in the shape of his granddaughter Papere and then in that of Papere's mother Stella, his son's companion. The relationship between Oliviero, Bruschi's son, and Stella has come to an end perhaps because of the extreme youth of the two lovers. Now Professor Bruschi is obliged to come to terms with the gloomy, ignorant, offended Stella whose head is full of false and destructive ideals and who disturbs his way of living out daily life. The professor loses his patience and Stella leaves. He looks for her and finds her in hospital with a broken leg. The two of them begin to grow close and then, without realizing it, they come to love each other immensely. Stella's leg gets better and she goes off to look for new relationships, new experiences, while the Professor goes on waiting for her: and all this in the ... Written by france

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 December 1990 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

By Night Fall  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in One Hundred and One Nights (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
by James Taylor
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good idea suffers from TV-movie treatment
11 August 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

At first glance Verso Sera (Towards Nightfall) seems to have a lot going for it, beginning with excellent actors Marcello Mastroianni and Sandrine Bonnaire. Both of these performers are familiar to American fans of European cinema who have enjoyed their many performances over the years. The theme of the conflict between leftists of different generations is fascinating and the writers of this film have clearly made an effort to capture this conflict, including its more subtle aspects, in the dialog. Despite the interesting dialog, however, I found the plot and character development to be flawed.

The characters are not convincing as human beings. Mastroianni and Bonnaire's characters function only as symbols for the two different generations. As such, they are created as extreme opposites, with the result that each seems almost a caricature of what he/she is supposed to represent. Their actions often seem abrupt and inexplicable because these actions are simply devices for illustrating the generational conflict. Mastroianni and Bonnaire do their best with the material. Bonnaire's character ultimately shows more complexity, while Mastroianni's remains a boring cipher of a man. In this movie, one is not allowed to be a socialist and be an interesting person at the same time.

The actors playing the maid and Mastroianni's son overact their roles and are given to excessive facial gestures such as grimacing which seems more appropriate to the stage than to film.

Finally, the sound -- including dialog, and ambient sounds -- appears to have been overdubbed which gives the film an artificial quality. The credit music has a raucous quality and feels jarringly inappropriate.

Verso Sera has a very interesting and historically significant story to tell, the subject matter deserves film studio treatment.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Towards Evening (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?