Good Morning, Night details
|Starring:||Giovanni Calcagno, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Paolo Briguglia, Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Roberto Herlitzka|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
Good Morning, Night
|Run time:||1 hour 42 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Apr 2005|
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Don't ResucitateBy a customer from Brighton England , 14 Jun 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]This film is watchable despite containing many of the usual European traits:
1)It's serious so it must be slow.
2)Don't change the pace and
3)don't explain anyone or anything.
For goodness sake this is exciting stuff!
They've kidnapped the Prime Minister and yet no one shows much sign of a racing pulse or even of having one!
And as for the Red Brigades who exactly were they, what did they stand for and why did they do the things they did?
At the end of this film,
No! at the end of this intellectual flim-flam I knew as much about them as I did when the movie began.
PS Thought the canaries had the right idea.
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Highly recommendedBy HastingsJude (20 reviews) from Hastings , 17 Nov 2010I would recommend this film to friends it is superb. The two central characters are acted so well that they become real. One is left feeling sadness for both Aldo Moro and one of his kidnappers.
Political organisations are destructive cults that can become the establishment as in the case of the Nazis.
The reason why the film didn't get the full five stars is because of the translation of the work pronto to hello. Also, there is a scene that involves food and I failed to understand what was going on. Gives me a good excuse to re-watch it.
I've been encouraged by the film to research the history of Italian politics. It must have been a good film.
Politically naive and superficialBy papadopoulos (9 reviews) from Bath , 14 Jun 2010If you are interested in a politically serious cinematic study of the Red Brigades avoid this film. You will be disappointed. It is naive in its politics, with many one-dimensional characters and a very superficial idea about the political and socio-economic conditions in Italy back in 1970s. The director's view of Italian radical left politics is as childish as his view of the gender dimension of this armed struggle. Actually the most politically revelatory scenes were the bits of documentary material included at the end of the film. How can one make a film about such a politically charged period and end up with such a sentimentalist caricature?
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Night HauntingBy Martinbuckley (25 reviews) from London , 20 Nov 2009Haunting, deeply thoughtful account of the Aldo Moro murder. Not perfect, but in many ways masterful - pure cinema. Only art movie lovers need apply. If you don't like art cinema, please don't watch this and then post your grumpy middlebrow complaints to annoy those of us who do.
A superb film by Marco BellocchioBy carollangdonuk (1 review) from Reading , 22 Apr 2009This was the first time I have been able to watch a DVD all the way through without postponing parts of it to another evening.
I remember the dreadful event when it took place, the kidnapping and murder of Prime Minister Aldo Moro. It happened the year after I left Rome where I had been living for some time.
The film has encouraged me to find out more about it, and how the kidnappers were found, and how true to life the story of the kidnappers was. They did in fact keep him prisoner in a perfectly respectable block of flats.
The acting was excellent no celebrity gimmicks or close ups. It was certainly up to Director Marco Belllochio's usual standards.
If viewers know nothing about the Moro murder, I cannot see how the film would interest them unless they read up on those tragic events of the year 1978.
brilliant picture of yesterday's politicsBy conformist (24 reviews) from Ulverston , 14 Feb 2009I'm sorry I haven't come across this film before. it's a fascinating movie about the link between high ideals and human suffering. Who under 40 remembers the red brigades today? Or for that matter the red army faction? What did they achieve? What was the link between the activists who kidnapped Moro and the proletariat they claimed to be fighting for? The most impressive elements of the film are the images (particularly those of the girl as she gazes at Moro), the music (pink Floyd seems wierdly appropriate) and the brief flashback where a family gathering sing a WW2 partisan song (the brigades claiming descent from the partisans).
Worth watching more than once