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Night Sun (1990)

Il sole anche di notte (original title)
Unrated | | Drama , Romance | 15 May 1990 (Italy)
Young nobleman Baron Sergio Giuramondo, after discovering that his bride-to-be was the king's mistress, leaves Naples in disgust to become a monk. But his quest for perfect solitude is ... See full summary »

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Vittorio Taviani (screenplay), Paolo Taviani (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Sands ... Sergio Giuramondo
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Matilda
Massimo Bonetti Massimo Bonetti ... Prince Santobuono
Margarita Lozano ... Sergio's Mother
Patricia Millardet Patricia Millardet ... Aurelia
Rüdiger Vogler ... King Charles
Pamela Villoresi Pamela Villoresi ... Giuseppina Giuramondo
Geppy Gleijeses Geppy Gleijeses ... Bishop
Sonia Gessner Sonia Gessner ... Duchess Del Carpio
Tony Sperandeo Tony Sperandeo ... Gesuino (as Gaetano Sperandeo)
Matilde Piana Matilde Piana ... Peasant Woman
Vittorio Capotorto Vittorio Capotorto ... Matilda's Father
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ... Duke Del Carpio (as Riccardo Parrisio Perrotti)
Salvatore Rossi Salvatore Rossi ... Eugenio
Teresa Brescianini Teresa Brescianini ... Concetta
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Young nobleman Baron Sergio Giuramondo, after discovering that his bride-to-be was the king's mistress, leaves Naples in disgust to become a monk. But his quest for perfect solitude is constantly interrupted by visitors hearing rumours that Sergio possesses miraculous powers, and by women who bet each other that they can successfully seduce him... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Drama | Romance

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 May 1990 (Italy) See more »

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Night Sun See more »

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Filmtre,Sara Films,Interpool See more »
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2.35 : 1
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The Night Sun is the story of a proud, honest and sensitive man who struggles in the world some centuries ago. His writhings relate to the mismatch between the indifference of people to one another and his ideals of compassion and intimacy, between the world's requirement of submission and debasement and a pride which accepts no tyranny.

Sergio Giuramondo searches for meaning in isolation, but is only bored and obstreperous, the blithe landscape, perhaps as metaphysical as physical, re-echoes the monotone of indifference he has encountered elsewhere, rutting scarabs in the bright sunshine suggest soulless lust in a world without God. Neither is hope or meaning to be found in the exalted echelons of the nobility.

The movie seems ambivalent, has Giuramondo, a talented brilliant man been offered his fill of the cup of life, and dashed it to the floor, his own worst enemy, a man at war with himself, or does he find contentment and meaning, and a route to a life beyond this veil, a white chalk path out of the green hills of life's wilderness.

In either case, the Tavianis created here a movie that lingers, a baffling pageant interspersed with longueurs, as it their wont and stamp.


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