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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

La Notte (The Night) is a 1961 Italian film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. It is considered the central film of a trilogy beginning with L'avventura and ending with L'eclisse. The film won the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival.


Giovanni, a successful writer, and his wife Lidia visit their friend Tommaso who is dying in hospital. They leave together to attend Giovanni's book promotion. At the book promotion, Giovanni gets caught up talking to everyone at the event and Lidia sneaks out and goes on a long tour through the city of Milan. Eventually, they meet back at home and they decide to go out together to an erotic dance performance at a night club. After, they visit the party of a billionaire, who wants Giovanni to write a book about the history of his company. Both flirt with others, and they both notice this. Later Lidia phones the hospital and is informed, that her friend Tommaso is now dead. Tired of her husband in the morning, she tells her husband that she doesn't love him anymore.



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