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Italian film with Pink Floyd soundtrack gets UK DVD release Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 20 January 2005

Marco Bellocchio’s powerful film GOOD MORNING, NIGHT (Buongiorno, Notte), which features a soundtrack almost exclusively made up of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here album, is finally getting a UK DVD release, hitting the stores on April 25th 2005.

The film, which enjoyed a successful, limited cinema run in the UK last year, is based on the true story of the kidnapping of Italy’s former Prime Minister Aldo Moro in 1978. Bellocchio’s screenplay won the Prize for Outstanding Individual Contribution at the Venice Film Festival and the film won the European Film Academy Fipresci Prize in 2003.

The film was released in Italy that same year (2003), and appeared on DVD in that country in February 2004. Some fourteen months later comes the UK version of the DVD. A mix of colour and black & white, the film is in Italian with English subtitles, and has been critically acclaimed for its powerful portrayal of the subject matter.

Rome, 1978. A young woman, Chiara (Maya Sansa) moves into a large apartment in a quiet suburb with her husband, Ernesto (played the director’s son, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio). She works as a librarian for the government and has a colleague, Enzo. He asks her about her private life but she gives him no straight answers... in secret she is a member of the extreme terrorist underground, the Red Brigade. Her quiet life masks one of the biggest kidnaps in Italian history, the kidnap of Aldo Moro, who is imprisoned in the apartment.

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