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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 ... 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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Italian

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15 May 1990 (Italy) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Wonders, Miracles, Breathtaking Scenery, Glorious Actors...
9 September 2004 | by wobelixSee all my reviews

As I have tried to express my deep love for Taviani films before, I will not start that again. But boy is this film a marvel !!

Overwhelming photography, getting wider and wider where the protagonist tries to get further away from each and everyone. To find the temptation which will finally get him down from his pedestal (= his pride) in the renovated shack that was once his hermit cell.

The story is gripping and a true marvel, the pace elaborate (NOT slow, definitely not slow !!) and thoughtful.

And the actors ! What performances !! Where to start ? With Julian Sands of course, who is glorious even when he is not allowed to use his own voice. And the women in his life !! Just like that other bearded miracle worker, Father Sergio has 4. A mother and 3 ladies. (but then I'd forget his sister, and that would be very ungrateful...) Superb performances by all of them, and each and every other cast member.

Let's pray for another miracle: Let's sincerely hope Maestro Paolo and Maestro Vittorio make some dozen more of their sublime storytelling films...


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