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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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15 May 1990 (Italy) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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extremely well-acted but far from perfect
22 December 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This was a good film and I enjoyed watching it. However, I also understand that while I could sit through the film, many others would be bored by both its slow pacing and the lack of emotional range from the characters. Julian Sands portrays this emotionally limited man and he seemed to do a good job with it--but people wanting action and excitement in their films will probably have a hard time sticking with the film.

So on the plus side were the acting, cinematography and musical score. One the negative side was the ambiguous plot. The exact motivations for Sands' character and the point the author (Tolstoy) is trying to make seem a little vague.

Overall, a decent film and worth seeing, though there are of course some better Italian films.

PS--in the original Tolstoy version, does it REALLY take place in Italy or was the setting Russia? I am curious to know.


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