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The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)

La notte di San Lorenzo (original title)
The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that ... See full summary »

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Paolo Taviani (screenplay) (as Paolo), Vittorio Taviani (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Omero Antonutti ... Galvano
Margarita Lozano ... Concetta
Claudio Bigagli ... Corrado
Miriam Guidelli Miriam Guidelli ... Belindia
Massimo Bonetti Massimo Bonetti ... Nicola
Enrica Maria Modugno ... Mara
Sabina Vannucchi Sabina Vannucchi ... Rosanna
Giorgio Naddi Giorgio Naddi ... Bishop
Renata Zamengo Renata Zamengo ... La Scardigli
Micol Guidelli Micol Guidelli ... Cecilia
Massimo Sarchielli ... Father Marmugi
Giovanni Guidelli ... Marmugi Junior
Mario Spallino Mario Spallino ... Bruno
Paolo Hendel Paolo Hendel ... Dilvo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leila Amodeo Leila Amodeo
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The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about to arrive to liberate them. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | German

Release Date:

17 September 1982 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night of the Shooting Stars See more »

Filming Locations:

Empoli, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The church scene, where Germans bomb the church full of people, was based on real life events that took place in San Miniato (the birthplace of Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani). However, more than two decades after this movie was made, the case was reopened and it was discovered, that the fatal bomb actually belonged to the American army, and hit the church accidentally. See more »

Goofs

A man, likely Dilvo, raises watermelon to his mouth with both hands, but in the next shot is eating it only with the right hand. See more »

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A Very Personal Experience in World War II in a Realistic Movie
13 February 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the World War II, part of the citizens of the Italian Tuscan town of San Martino decide to leave their homes in the night of San Lorenzo, escaping from the Germans, and searching for the Americans. In the way, they fight against the Fascists, and most of them survive. The story is told by the character Cecilia, an unpleasant six years old girl at that time. Yesterday I watched this famous movie for the first time. I do not know whether was the high expectation I had, but I find it too personal and disappointing. The amateurish cast has not passed emotion to me. The story is very simple and too personal and has not engaged me. I would not like to be unfair, but I have not seen anything special in this small budget realistic movie. I usually do not read any comment of a film before writing mine, but I read the review of Howard Schumann (Vancouver, B.C) and I found it excellent. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): `A Noite de São Lourenço' (`The Night of San Lorenzo')


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