IN THE HEART OF THE NIGHT

original title:

NEL CUORE DELLA NOTTE

directed by:

cast:

Bruno Astori, Luca Magri, Roberto Abbati, Francesca Abbati, Federico Soncini, Riccardo Zilioli

cinematography:

set design:

Wolfang Karstens

costume design:

Wolfang Karstens

production:

Effetto Notte Media, Factory Cinema

country:

Italy

year:

2002

film run:

82'

format:

colour

release date:

07/10/2002

festivals & awards:

IN THE HEART OF THE NIGHT - Full of more or less conscious references and tributes to the classic thriller movies, Nel cuore della notte tells about a complicated hold-up. Nico Pezzo, who's back in town after 5 years, gets in touch with an old friend to arrange the robbery that will change their lives: to steal 3 billion lira from Vincenzo Rapalli, the boss of a local criminal organization. They involve three other guys, one of whom is Leo Piazza, the son of one of Nico's old friends, who died during a shooting. Leo is otherwise convinced that Nico is involved in his father's homicide, therefore suspicions and conjectures create tension within the group. The heist is finally set up and the 5-people gang takes hold of the money. Nevertheless Rapallo and his men are determined to get their own back on Nico and the others, triggering off a merciless fight…