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After Midnight (2004)

Dopo mezzanotte (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 23 April 2004 (Italy)
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The magical Mole Antonelliana (the cavernous Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy) is the setting for a very unlikely love story. One fateful evening the museum's timid night watchman, comes to... See full summary »

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Davide Ferrario

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Davide Ferrario
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giorgio Pasotti ... Martino
Francesca Inaudi ... Amanda
Fabio Troiano ... The Angel of Falchera
Francesca Picozza ... Barbara
Silvio Orlando ... Narrator
Pietro Eandi Pietro Eandi ... Martino's Grandfather
Andrea Romero Andrea Romero ... Fast Food Owner
Giampiero Perone Giampiero Perone ... Bruno the Night Watchman
Francesco D'Alessio Francesco D'Alessio ... Member of the Falchera's Gang
Gianni Talia Gianni Talia ... Member of the Falchera's Gang
Andrea Moretti Andrea Moretti ... Member of the Falchera's Gang
Gianna Cavalla Gianna Cavalla ... The Car Receiver
Claudio Pagano Claudio Pagano ... The Car Receiver's Bodyguard
Maurizio Vaiana Maurizio Vaiana ... Cousin Maurizio
Ladis Zanini Ladis Zanini ... The Ballsqueezer
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The magical Mole Antonelliana (the cavernous Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy) is the setting for a very unlikely love story. One fateful evening the museum's timid night watchman, comes to the aid of an enchanting young fast-food cook on the run from the police. The museum's dreamy kingdom of silent movie characters becomes a sanctuary for her as she awaits rescue by her devilish boyfriend. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 April 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

After Midnight See more »

Filming Locations:

Turin, Piedmont, Italy

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,634, 5 December 2004

Gross USA:

$50,469

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,635,458
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 97944 delivered on 19-4-2004. See more »

Connections

Features The Scarecrow (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

Ricominciamo
(1979)
Performed by Adriano Pappalardo.
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Love of cinema and love of Love
13 February 2005 | by maisannesSee all my reviews

After Midnight (9 out of 10)

Give me the Italian love of cinema and love of love over the French any day of the week, well, maybe 6 out of 7.

Here we have a movie about movies shot on digital video with a genre plot and some postmodern reflexivism thrown in. In the hands of a certain French New Wave director whose name I refuse to type, who in fact has used all of these devices himself, these tactics would be used at times to alienate, to smirk, to nudge-nudge-wink-wink, and to create narrative distance or irony. Ferrario uses them for all their worth, but with a consistently joyful embrace of both his characters and his audience. It's as if all 95 minutes of Band of Outsiders were running through the Louvre and dancing the Madison.

Any movie that keeps a smile fixed on my face from start to finish deserves a superior mark, even if it doesn't have the depth or reach of other movies I rank as highly.


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