Good Morning, Night
|Good Morning, Night|
|Directed by||Marco Bellocchio|
|Written by||Marco Bellocchio
Anna Laura Braghetti (novel)
Luigi Lo Cascio
|Music by||Riccardo Giagni|
|Edited by||Francesca Calvelli|
|5 September 2003|
Buongiorno, notte (Good Morning, Night) is an Italian film released in 2003 and directed by Marco Bellocchio. The title of the feature film, Good Morning, Night, is taken from a poem by Emily Dickinson.
A small group of members of the Red Brigades rent an apartment. They kidnap Aldo Moro, former prime minister of Italy and leader of the Democrazia Cristiana (Christian democracy) party. Moro writes many letters to politicians, Pope Paul VI, and his family, but the Italian government refuses to negotiate. A female member of the group, played by Maya Sansa, suffers doubts about the plan.
Bellocchio had already directed a documentary, in 1995, about the Red Brigades and the kidnapping of Aldo Moro. It was entitled Sogni infranti (Broken Dreams).
The soundtrack makes heavy use of Pink Floyd music: the song "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" plays during the final sequence and its riff plays on prominently during the course of the film. "The Great Gig in the Sky" also features in one sequence.
- Maya Sansa - Chiara
- Luigi Lo Cascio - Mariano
- Roberto Herlitzka - Aldo Moro
- Paolo Briguglia - Enzo
- Pier Giorgio Bellocchio - Ernesto
- Giovanni Calcagno - Primo
- Giulio Bosetti - Pope Paul VI
- European Film Awards Fripesci Award
- David di Donatello Best Supporting Actor (Roberto Herlitzka)
- Nastro d'Argento Best Actor (Roberto Herlitzka)
- Venice Film Festival Best Film, Little Golden Lion, and Outstanding Individual Contribution (Marco Bellocchio)
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