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Good Morning, Night (Buongiorno, Notte) (2005)

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The kidnapping and killing of Aldo Moro, Italy's former prime minister and head of the Christian Democrat party, was a cataclysmic event no Italian can forget. Moro was taken hostage by Red Brigade members in March 1978 and almost two months elapsed while negotiations were pursued in vain. His bullet-riddled body was found on May 9th after a phone call alerted the authorities. In the wake of this shocking crime, Italy teetered on the edge of political chaos.

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Maya Sansa
as Chiara
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Critic Reviews for Good Morning, Night (Buongiorno, Notte)

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

The strength of Good Morning, Night is not in winking meta-drama but in a clear-eyed, restorative realism that's occasionally broken by quiet flights of fancy.

January 6, 2006 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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The race between her deep-set ideology and burgeoning conscience is a compelling one, but there are too many shortcuts -- from fevered dreams to convenient coincidences -- along the way.

November 11, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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Sober yet filled with fancy. There's a wistful aspect to the movie.

November 8, 2005
Village Voice
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Part reality, part fantasy and all compassion. It is a strangely moving experience for the historically aware filmgoer.

November 2, 2005 | Full Review…
New York Observer
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Ms. Sansa is an actress of exquisite sensitivity.

October 9, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
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The writer-director's inquiry into this tragedy makes for a moving and intelligent film, but the dark story never feels fully realized.

October 8, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Good Morning, Night (Buongiorno, Notte)

[font=Century Gothic]"Good Morning, Night" starts out with an apartment being rented to a young couple in Italy. It is 1978 and Christian Democrat leader Aldo Moro(Roberto Herlitzka) has been kidnapped by the Communist Red Brigades. This apartment will be where he is held captive for two months. Moro maintains a quiet dignity while he is being put on trial for his supposed crimes. [/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]In "Good Morning, NIght", Marco Bellocchio does not use a purely realistic style to tell this very effective political thriller. The movie is told through the eyes of the sole woman of the cell, Chiara(Maya Sansa).(Apparently she is also the only one of the captors who has an outside life during the ordeal.) Through dream imagery, we get a very good idea of what Chiara's ideal world would be like - something akin to a workers paradise. The Brigades hoped Moro's kidnapping would lead to a general uprising... [/font]

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