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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 ... 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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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,769, 13 November 2005

Gross USA:

$10,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,240,918
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

References My Mother's Smile (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

La Huida (Vidala Tucumana)
(from "Navidad Nuestra")
Written by Ariel Ramírez and Félix Luna
Performed by Mercedes Sosa
Conducted by Ricardo Hagman
Warner Chappell Music Argentina - Editorial Pigal
Courtesy of Universal Music Italia srl
Decca Records, 1999
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Prisoners and Guards
2 May 2017 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

In the 1970s, moderate Christian Democrat leader Aldo Moro proposed a historic compromise with the Communist party, whereupon more radical leftists abducted, imprisoned and ultimately killed him. Aside from the personal tragedy, one can wonder if Italy lost the chance of a better future. But how can a group of supposed idealists kill an essentially innocent man, and moreover, one of the more decent politicians of his age? Only, we learn, by abstracting away from humanity. Director Marco Bellocchio was himself once involved in radical politics, enough to understand; and his film about the Moro kidnapping is austere, showing not telling the bleak lives of the captives and captors alike. The soundtrack is heavier than it needs to be, and there's not a lot to soften the mood, nor even lengthy political discussions: the decision to kill is taken, and what follows, follows. Pschologically, the film seems on the mark; but it might have been more interesting with a bit more back story and context.


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