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The Night and the Moment (1994)

R | | Drama | 9 June 1995 (Italy)
A young marchioness who loves the way of free-thinking and flatterers invites an author into her house who pretends to seduce her...

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Anna Maria Tatò

Writers:

Jean-Claude Carrière, Claude-Prosper de Jolyot Crebillon (novel) (as Crebillon Fils) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ivan Bacciocchi Ivan Bacciocchi ... Prison Guard
Jean-Claude Carrière ... The Governor
Axelle Cummings ... The Marquise's maid (as Axelle Grelet)
Willem Dafoe ... The Writer
Clifford De Spenser ... The Marquis
Pascale Denizane Pascale Denizane ... Aristocrat
Lena Olin ... The Marquise
Miranda Richardson ... Julie
Carole Richert Carole Richert ... Armande
Christine Sireyzol Christine Sireyzol ... Justine
Guy Verame Guy Verame ... Official
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A young marchioness who loves the way of free-thinking and flatterers invites an author into her house who pretends to seduce her...

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Drama

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Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1995 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La noche y el momento See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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The Loving Game
By Cesare De Natale (as C. De Natale) and Ennio Morricone
Sung by Simona Patitucci
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Reminds me of an Ed Wood movie
11 May 2006 | by StraightforwardSee all my reviews

This is a very strange film indeed. If you can get yourself into the right head space and see it as "strange art" it can be kind of interesting (although the lifestyle of the idle rich in this film is somewhat nauseating, maybe that is good because after this movie I couldn't wait to go outdoors and get some exercise and do something USEFUL with my life -- unlike the characters in this script).

Seeing Dafoe in the style (clothes and speech patterns) of the country and era in which this film is set takes some getting used to, to say the least. Listening to Willem with a British accent is kind of creepy somehow. Flash back to how wonderfully creepy he was as the vampire in that vampire flick he did with John Malkovich. But this is not a vampire flick and I think he was supposed to be sexy in this one. He was much sexier in LIGHT SLEEPER. And if you have a thing for Dafoe, (speaking to the girls here), there is an awesome and tasteful pan of Willems nude backside that is art itself in that flick.

If you watch this movie already expecting it to be a "bad B movie" you might enjoy it. Maybe? The sheer oddness of it? The soft porn is not steamy. Makes one want to go celibate if anything.

At least it has a few good actors and a few subplots that are unique and different.


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