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Good Morning, Night (2003)

Buongiorno, notte (original title)
The 1978 kidnapping of politician Aldo Moro as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants: a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red Brigade.

Director:

Marco Bellocchio

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maya Sansa ... Chiara
Luigi Lo Cascio ... Mariano
Roberto Herlitzka Roberto Herlitzka ... Aldo Moro
Paolo Briguglia Paolo Briguglia ... Enzo
Pier Giorgio Bellocchio ... Ernesto
Giovanni Calcagno Giovanni Calcagno ... Primo
Giulio Bosetti Giulio Bosetti ... Paolo VI (as Giulio Stefano Bosetti)
Gianni Schicchi Gianni Schicchi ... (as Gianni Schicchi Gabrieli)
Carlo Castelli Carlo Castelli
Bruno Cariello ... Segretario del Papa
Alberto Cracco ... Medium
Emanuela Barilozzi Emanuela Barilozzi ... Annalisa
Roberta Spagnuolo ... Sandra
Giovanni Cappelli Giovanni Cappelli ... Un impiegato
Antonio De Matteo Antonio De Matteo ... Fratello Chiara
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Storyline

The movie is based on a true story. On 16 March 1978 Aldo Moro, the former Italian Prime Minister was kidnapped in Via Fani by the Brigate Rosse (Red Brigades), a militant Communist Italian group. He was the main supporter of the Compromesso Storico (Hystorical Compromise), which had to lead to the first Italian government supported by both the Christian Democrats and the Communists, in a period of social, economic and political crises. During the attack his five escort agents were all killed. Moro's corpse was found on 9 May 1978 in a car parked in a street between the headquarters of the Christian Democrat Party and the Communist Party. This movie is inspired by this tragic event which traumatize the whole nation. It focuses mainly on the relationship between the prisoner and his guards through the eyes of Chiara, the young woman whose role is to guard the prisoner. The movie portraits Chiara's life (her job as a librarian, the ordinary household) on one side and the political ... Written by manutwo

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Morning, Night See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€666,593 (Italy), 7 September 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,769, 13 November 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,093, 5 March 2006
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Filmalbatros,Rai Cinema,Sky See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Near the end, when Aldo Moro walks away in the deserted street, you can see a multicolored Peace flag in the background. Those flags would decorate Italian streets only in 2003, to oppose the invasion of Iraq. See more »

Connections

Edited from Paisan (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Svete Tikhiy (O Gladsome Light)
Written by Aleksandr Knaifel (as Alexander Knaifel)
Performed by Tatiana Melentieva, soprano and Andrey Sigle (as Andrei Siegle), sampler
Compositor Publishing House Saint-Petersburg, 2003
ECM Records, 2002
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an interesting subject, but a dull movie
9 September 2003 | by jaapparquiSee all my reviews

The Italian national trauma of the kidnapping of Aldo Moro is a very interesting subject. A deed like that raises many questions. Why is anybody so obsessed by his ideals to kidnap the Italian president and subsequently murder him? How mentally ill is such a person? What emotions do you have when you are locked up for months in a row knowing that you'll probably gonna die? Hardly any of these questions is answered in the film. All you see is two hours of people walking through the appartment. The political discussions with Moro could give some insight in the motivations of the kidnappers but are superficial. It is as if only the uninteresting aspects of this kidnapping where filmed. There are also moving moments though: the letters of Moro to his family are heartbreaking.


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