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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 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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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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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the sacrifice worths the war ?
16 June 2006 | by abrito1953See all my reviews

If you watch this movie you will note the importance of American fight for freedom on II World War. Italy was in a civil war, partigiani against fascists, cousins against cousins. The Taviani brothers bring on marvelous Toscany landscape all the pain of battles. The anatomy and cruelty of the war, the mourning face of a German soldier is the same as the enemy, how the civilian suffers under cross fire are revealed by takes as cutting knife. Can love survive or grow under war freedom restriction ? Was the church collaborating with fascist in some aspects ? Are open questions whose replies the directors try to give us. We can't avoid thinking about what is going on Iraque war, after all tears and stars are falling on San Lorenzo nights years by years since the end of II World War, the war never stopped in this crazy word.


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