Good Morning, Night

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Good Morning, Night
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Directed by Marco Bellocchio
Written by Marco Bellocchio
Anna Laura Braghetti (novel)
Paola Tavella
Starring Roberto Herlitzka
Maya Sansa
Luigi Lo Cascio
Giovanni Calcagno
Paolo Briguglia
Giulio Bosetti
Music by Riccardo Giagni
Cinematography Pasquale Mari
Edited by Francesca Calvelli
Release date
5 September 2003
Running time
106 min
Country Italy
Language Italian

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 terrorists 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.



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