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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

Writers:

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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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Drama

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Official Sites:

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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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Did You Know?

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

Referenced in Stessa rabbia, stessa primavera (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Marcia trionfale
(from "Aida")
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Conducted by Georg Solti
Decca Records, 1962
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Just to clarify
19 September 2003 | by hermione47See all my reviews

I've read the other comments on this board and I would like to precise that Aldo Moro at the time was not the Italian President and that obviously the Red Brigades were out for his blood because he was working skilfully at a compromise between the Christian Democrats and the Communists and that meant for the extremists of the left to be cut out from any kind of power or hold they might have on the Government. The film itself does not seek to give political answers and is much more concerned with the human aspects of the drama. It's more lyrical than realistic... if you're looking for action or for a docudrama, you should probably go elsewhere.


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