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A Night

Moody dusk-to-dawn Italo ensembler "A Night" reps a promising directorial debut for Toni D'Angelo, the son of featured veteran singer-thesp Nino D'Angelo.

With: Nino D'Angelo, Luigi Iacuzio, Alfonso Postiglione, Salvatore Sansone, Stefania Troise, Riccardo Zinna.

Moody dusk-to-dawn Italo ensembler “A Night” reps a promising directorial debut for Toni D’Angelo, the son of featured veteran singer-thesp Nino D’Angelo. While it was a B.O. nonstarter in home-turf release earlier this year, pic is accomplished enough in terms of balancing disparate atmospheric, tonal and emotional beats. Offshore theatrical prospects are remote, further fest and broadcast prospects comparatively upbeat.

Prologue shows Antonio (the helmer himself) stumbling drunkenly from a Naples nightclub, then crashing his car. Subsequently reunited for his funeral are five childhood friends who have drifted apart. Gruff businessman Riccardo (Riccardo Zinna) flies in from Milan. Already present are nebbishy Alfonso (Alfonso Postiglione), suave Salvatore (Salvatore Sansone) and weary Annamaria (Stefania Troise); there’s clearly unfinished romantic business between the latter duo. Joining the group later is handsome ne’er-do-well Luigi (Luigi Iacuzio). They drift from dinner to raucous party to the beach, waxing philosophic and reviewing their disillusioned lives. Offering comic relief throughout is garrulous cabbie Raffaele (the senior D’Angelo). As much as the characters grouse about their native burg, the loose but engaging tale functions as a sort of love letter to Naples itself. Tech aspects are polished.

A Night


Production: A VIP Media release of a Di.Elle.O presentation of a VIP Media production. Produced by Annamaria Gallo, Vincenzo D'Angelo. Directed by Toni D'Angelo. Screenplay, D'Angelo, Salvatore Sansone.

Crew: Camera (color), Rocco Marra; editor, Letizia Caudullo; music, My Own Parasite; production designers, Daniela Angelo, Carmine Guarino. Reviewed at New Italian Cinema (San Francisco), Nov. 22, 2008. Running time: 89 MIN.

With: With: Nino D'Angelo, Luigi Iacuzio, Alfonso Postiglione, Salvatore Sansone, Stefania Troise, Riccardo Zinna.

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