After Midnight (2004)

After Midnight (2004)



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The magical Mole Antonelliana (the cavernous Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy) is the setting and inspiration for a very unlikely love story. One fateful evening, Martino, an avid cinephile and the museum's timid night watchman, comes to the aid of Amanda, an enchanting young fast-food cook on the run from the police after dousing her overbearing boss with hot oil. Martino's dreamy kingdom of silent movie characters becomes a sanctuary for Amanda, as she awaits rescue by her devilish car-jacking boyfriend Angel. Spellbound by the museum, Amanda develops a surprising romantic connection with Martino, who until now has only found companionship in his celluloid dreams. Torn between her newfound feelings for Martino and her troubled relationship with the irresistible Angel, Amanda attempts to balance the affections of her two suitors. Misadventure and chaos ensue as the characters become embroiled in this dubious love triangle.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Fabio Troiano
as The Angel of Falchera
Pietro Eandi
as Martio's Grandfather
Andrea Romero
as Fast Food Owner
Francesco D'Alessio
as Member of the Falchera's Gang
Gianni Talia
as Member of the Falchera's Gang
Andrea Moretti
as Member of the Falchera's Gang
Gianna Cavalla
as The Car Receiver
Claudio Pagano
as The Car Receiver's Bodyguard
Maurizio Vaiana
as Cousin Maurizio
Ladis Zanini
as The Ballsqueezer
Ivan Negro
as Ivan
Lidia Streito Misdim
as Indonesian Girl
Alberto Barbera
as The Museum Director
Silvio Orlando
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for After Midnight

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (13)

There's plenty here to delight cinephiles.

Full Review… | August 5, 2005
Boston Globe
Top Critic

So taken with its own love of cinema, it forgets to lead you down the necessary dramaturgical path to make you fall in love, too.

Full Review… | June 24, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

A movie that longs for a return to a cinema that, rather than marketing, merchandise and corporate synergy, is about the mysteries that flicker to life after the lights go down.

Full Review… | June 24, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

It has a droll sensibility but is marred by dirge-like pacing.

April 21, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

This impassioned yet somewhat too precious fable from writer-director Davide Ferrario feels calculated to make a cineaste swoon, and yet . . . it never quite does.

Full Review… | April 21, 2005
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Davide Ferrario -- who is also a film critic -- has a clear idea what movie love should look like, and almost none at all about real love.

March 24, 2005
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for After Midnight


El mejor cine que pueda haber visto lo he encontrado en esta pelicula en ella hay un numero que es impuesto casi poeticamente y una trama que se desenvuelve interesantemente en un edificio famoso donde un hombre vive y se topa con dos personajes, el primero una chica de la que se enamora, el segundo un tipo que se vuelve su amigo y a la vez rival en el amor, como funciona eso, pues de una manera casi simbiotica, los tres convergen en ese edificio y se llenan de su propia historia

Josías Gutierrez
Josías Gutierrez

a film about a film museum... a different take on introspective cinema in the vein of Hugo & Paradiso, but without strong characters, opting to cast a "place" as the main lead instead. it leaves the audience feeling a little sad and lost in the end, like "angel"

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

"[Cinema Paradisco] meets [Jules et Jim]"- quoted New York Post. Almost there. Digital filming made the film looks more modern & newer than common Italian Cinema usually seen. Vivid narrative with certain funny moments as well.


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