Case study

Buongiorno, notte

Good Morning, Night is the adaptation of the 1988 book The Prisoner by Anna Laura Braghetti – former member of the Red Brigade: a 70s left-wing terrorist organization – which narrates the 1978 kidnapping, detention and murder of Christian-Democrat President Aldo Moro. The film premiered in competition at the 60th Venice International Film Festival, and Marco Bellocchio won both the Little Golden Lion and the Outstanding Individual Contribution Award. This is also the most screened film in Italian Culture classes organized in foreign universities.

Director:
Marco Bellocchio
Writer/s:
Marco Bellocchio, Daniela Ceselli
Cast:
Luigi Lo Cascio, Maya Sansa, Roberto Herlitzka, Paolo Briguglia, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio
Producer/s:
Filmalbatros [IT], Rai Cinemafiction [IT], Sky [GB]
Release date:
September 4, 2003
International releases:
Italy Sept 4, 2003 (Venice Film Festival)
Italy Sept 5, 2003
Canada Sept 12, 2003 (Toronto International Film Festival)
France Oct 3, 2003 (Annecy Italian Film Festival)
Greece Nov 27, 2003 (Thessaloniki International Film Festival)
France Jan 16, 2004 (Angers Film Festival)
Norway Jan 16, 2004 (Tromsø International Film Festival)
France Feb 4, 2004
Ireland Feb 17, 2004 (Dublin Film Festival)
United States Feb 25, 2004 (Portland International Film Festival)
Belgium Mar 3, 2004
Serbia Mar 7, 2004 (Belgrade Film Festival)
Mexico Mar 19, 2004 (Muestra Internacional de Cine)
Denmark Mar 29, 2004 (NatFilm Festival)
United States Apr 2004 (Philadelphia International Film Festival)
Hong Kong Apr 7, 2004 (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
Uruguay Apr 7, 2004 (Festival Internacional de Cine del Uruguay)
Turkey Apr 23, 2004
Japan May 2, 2004 (Italian Film Festival)
Mexico June 16, 2004 (Mexico City)
Slovenia June 24, 2004
Czech Republic Jul 5, 2004 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
Philippines Jul 8, 2004 (Cinemanila Film Festival)
Sweden Aug 20, 2004
Switzerland Sept 2, 2004 (German speaking region)
Portugal Sept 30, 2004
South Korea Oct 8, 2004 (Pusan International Film Festival)
Greece Oct 13, 2004 (Panorama of European Cinema)
Israel Oct 21, 2004
United Kingdom Nov 19, 2004
Denmark Apr 15, 2005
Brazil Apr 21, 2005 (Rio de Janeiro)
Brazil Apr 29, 2005 (São Paulo)
Spain Aug 19, 2005
United States Oct 25, 2005 (Milwaukee International Film Festival)
United States Nov 11, 2005 (New York City, New York)
Poland Nov 25, 2005
Venezuela Jan 6, 2006 (limited)
Japan Apr 29, 2006 (Tokyo)
South Korea Dec 8, 2006
Germany June 14, 2007
Estonia Oct 16, 2007 (TV premiere)
Hungary Feb 13, 2008 (TV premiere)
France Oct 30, 2010 (Villerupt Italian Film Festival)
Japan May 4, 2017 (Festival del Cinema Italiano Tokyo)
Distributors:
01 Distribution [IT] – (2003) All media
Wellspring Media [US] – (2005) (subtitled) Theatrical
Eesti Televisioon (ETV) [EE] – (2007) TV
Filmfreak Distributie [NL] – (2011) DVD
Océan Films [FR] All media
Rai 3 [IT] – (2016) TV