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Cast

Credited cast:
Giancarlo Giannini ... Alberto
Lina Sastri Lina Sastri ... Guilia Buonanotte
Kim Cattrall ... Aunt Eva
Kim Coates ... Uncle Bruno
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clare Barclay Clare Barclay ... Mireille
Briar Boake Briar Boake ... Linda
Peter Boretski ... Nonno
Chris Britton ... Mr. Price
David Calderisi ... Father Perelli
Deborah Cass Deborah Cass ... Thin Woman
Frank Crudele Frank Crudele ... Marco
Daniel DeSanto ... Michaelangelo Buonanotte
Louis Ferreira ... Fiorello (as Justin Louis)
Deirdre Flanagan Deirdre Flanagan ... Sarah
Arturo Fresolone Arturo Fresolone ... Raganzzo
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Country:

Italy | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1989 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Night, Michaelangelo See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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$120,513
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Mono

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Color
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An insightful comedy that makes one laugh, cry and contemplate life.
8 February 1999 | by kymySee all my reviews

La Famiglia Buonanotte is an intelligent, sometimes dark, comedy that has many poignant moments about immigrant Italian life in 1950's Canada. The young boy who narrates some of the story makes the audience truly appreciate his desire to belong in this new country, and his attempts to fit in are often very funny. The rest of the family and its tenants downstairs play a precarious game of survival in a cramped household that breeds insecurity, competition and downright cattiness. Kim Cattrall is wonderfully amusing as a dissatisfied wife who tries to disrupt everyone's life. Kim Coates is hilarious as her blustering, loudmouth husband. Lina Sastri, as the matriarch of the household, plays matchmaker for the tenants downstairs to rather unexpected results. Giancarlo Giannini turns in a subtle yet charming performance as a man who resigns himself to his lot in life. La Famiglia Buonanotte has some wonderful moments that are both funny and touching because they reveal only too well the truth about life and love.


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