|Genre: Drama, Period Piece, Political, Suspense, Kidnapping, Hostage, Terrorism|
Plot: 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; almost two months elapsed while negotiations were pursued in vain. His bullet-riddled body was found on the ninth of May after a phone call alerted the authorities. A shocking crime had been committed and Italy teetered on the edge of political chaos. Marco Bellocchio turns to this troubled period of Italian history in GOOD MORNING, NIGHT, producing a film of immense complexity and devastating emotional power.
In GOOD MORNING, NIGHT, we watch as a young woman, Chiara, moves into a new apartment with her boyfriend. On the face of it, she lives an ordinary, routine existence, working in an office and keeping to herself. Her life, however, is a carefully constructed act, concealing her actual existence as a member of the extreme Italian terrorist group, Red Brigade. Specifically, she is a member of a cell that is meticulously planning the kidnapping of a prominent politician, in order that they can 'try' and execute him for his supposed crimes.
Following on from his critically acclaimed film MY MOTHER'S SMILE, Bellocchio here presents a superbly realized
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Luigi Lo Cascio
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