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Director  Florestano Vancini
Music director  Carlo Rustichelli
Language  Italian
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance, War
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Country  Italy
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Writer  Ennio De Concini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giorgio Bassani
Release date  1960
Initial release  September 13, 1960 (Italy)
Screenplay  Florestano Vancini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ennio de Concini
Cast  Belinda Lee (Anna), Enrico Maria Salerno (Pino Barilari), Gabriele Ferzetti (Mario Villani), Gino Cervi (Carlo Aretusi), Raffaella CarrĂ  (Ines)
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Long Night in 1943, The Long Night of '43 or It Happened in '43 (original Italian title - La lunga notte del '43) is an Italian film of 1960 set during the Allied invasion of Italy and Italian Social Republic in 1943 during the Second World War. It was directed by Florestano Vancini and adapted by Vancini, Ennio De Concini and Pier Paolo Pasolini from a short story by Giorgio Bassani. The film stars Enrico Maria Salerno, Belinda Lee, Gabriele Ferzetti, Gino Cervi and Andrea Checchi.

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In 2008 the film was selected to enter the list of the 100 Italian films to be saved.

Plot

The young wife of a wheelchair user starts an affair with an Italian Army deserter, just as a fanatical local Fascist of Italian Social Republic leader massacres his opponents to seize power. Among those opponents is the deserter's father.

Cast

  • Enrico Maria Salerno - Pino Barilari
  • Belinda Lee - Anna Barilari
  • Gabriele Ferzetti - Franco Villani
  • Gino Cervi - Carlo Aretusi
  • Andrea Checchi - The pharmacist
  • Nerio Bernardi - Villani the lawyer
  • Isa Querio - Signora Villani
  • Raffaella Pelloni - Ines, Franco's sister
  • Loris Bazzocchi - Vincent
  • Carlo Di Maggio - Console Bolognesi
  • Alice Clements - Blanche Villani, Franco's wife
  • Awards

    At the 1960 Venice Film Festival, the film won Vancini the award for Best First Work and a nomination for the Golden Lion (losing out to Le Passage du Rhin).

    Enrico Maria Salerno won a Silver Ribbon for Best Supporting Actor at the 1961 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists awards.

    References

    Long Night in 1943 Wikipedia
    Long Night in 1943 IMDb Long Night in 1943 themoviedb.org


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