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L'enfant de nuit (1978)

Claudia Lanza can not overcome the death of her son, Marco, killed in an accident for which she blames her husband, Andrea.


Sergio Gobbi


G.J. Arnaud (novel), Sergio Gobbi | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agostina Belli ... Claudia Lanza
Serge Youssoufian Serge Youssoufian ... Sergino
Stefano Satta Flores Stefano Satta Flores ... Andrea, le mari
Jean-Claude Bouillon Jean-Claude Bouillon ... Sisti, le psychiatre
Gerard Manigou Gerard Manigou
Antonio Cantafora ... Flavio, le hippy
Elisa Pozzi Elisa Pozzi ... Armida
Brigitte Skay ... Flavio's wife
Aïché Nana Aïché Nana ... Gipsy
Mario Mattia Giorgetti Mario Mattia Giorgetti
Lorenzo Logli Lorenzo Logli
Anna Canzi
Enrica Randi Enrica Randi
Giovanni Cimigotto Rubens Giovanni Cimigotto Rubens ... (as Giovanni Rubens)
Giuseppe Nava Giuseppe Nava


Claudia Lanza can not overcome the death of her son, Marco, killed in an accident for which she blames her husband, Andrea.

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Mystery | Thriller




Italy | France



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8 November 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Child of the Night See more »

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Fascinating French mystery
1 April 2017 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

If you are a GJ Arnaud's novels lover, you won't be disappointed by this faithful movie, faithful to the GJ Arnaud's books. It is question here of a woman, single and living alone in a cabin among the mountains, in a snowy country side, a recluse woman - as often in Arnaud's stories - and a woman who lost his child, who died. And she suddenly meets a small boy, who reminds her the lost child. It is a good character study in this offbeat and underrated film which, I am sure, not many people know. Sergio Gobbi gave here one of his best jobs, at least if you compare with his other features far better known and shown. OK, this movie looks like a TV feature. It was remade in 2009 in a film called SOMMEIL BLANC. A very similar scheme, very close to this one.

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