The Night of the Shooting Stars

La Notte di San Lorenzo
by Paolo et Vittorio Taviani 1h46min Italy 1981
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The Night of the Shooting Stars
by Paolo et Vittorio Taviani

The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumors that the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about to arrive to liberate them.

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  • Claudio Bigagli : Corrado
  • Omero Antonutti : Galvano
  • Margarita Lozano : Concetta
  • And with: Dario Cantarelli, Enrica Maria Modugno, Massimo Bonetti, Norma Martelli, Sabina Vannucchi, Sergi Dagliana, Giuseppe Furia, Paolo Hendel


  • Director Paolo et Vittorio Taviani
  • Scenario Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Tonino Guerra, Giuliani De Negri
  • Dialogs Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
  • Photo director Franco Di Giacomo
  • Set Design Gianni Sbarra
  • Costume Design Lina Nerli Taviani
  • Sound Hubert Nijhuis
  • Editing Roberto Perpignani
  • Original music Nicola Piovani
  • Production Compagny Ager Cinematografica, RAI Cinema
  • Distributor MK2

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1981
  • Release date for France10/20/1982
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageItalian
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