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WHEN THE NIGHT

by Cristina Comencini

synopsis

In the mountains a man and a woman meet. Manfred is an alpine guide, introverted and scornful, who has been abandoned by his wife and children; Marina is a young mother on holiday with her child. One night something happens in her apartment and Manfred intervenes, taking the injured little boy to hospital. From then on the man will seek an unmentionable truth, which Marina has been hiding from everyone, even her husband, while she will guess the family secret which is the source of Manfred’s hatred of women. With a rage and desire never felt before, the two discover the root of a strong link which they will be unable to control or develop. Fifteen years after that holiday, Marina will return to that mountain-hut in winter, looking for Manfred.

international title: When the Night
original title: Quando la notte
country: Italy
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Cristina Comencini
film run: 114'
release date: IT 28/10/2011
screenplay: Cristina Comencini, Doriana Leondeff
cast: Filippo Timi, Claudia Pandolfi, Thomas Trabacchi, Denis Fasolo, Michela Cescon, Franco Trevisi, Manuela Mandracchia
cinematography by: Italo Petriccione
film editing: Francesca Calvelli
art director: Giancarlo Basili
costumes designer: Francesca Sartori
music: Andrea Farri
producer: Riccardo Tozzi, Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini
production: Cattleya, RAI Cinema
backing: FIP, Lumiq Studios, Film Commission Torino Piemonte
distributor: 01 Distribution
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