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The Night of San Lorenzo

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Original title
La notte di san Lorenzo aka
  • The Night of the Shooting Stars
Running time
106 min.
Italy Italy
Tonino Guerra, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Giuliani G. De Negri
Nicola Piovani
Franco Di Giacomo
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Ager Cinematografica / Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) / SACIS
Drama | II World War
Synopsis / Plot
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 rumours that the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about to arrive to liberate them.
1983: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
1983: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nom. Best Foreign Language Film
1982: Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize of the Jury & Ecumenical Jury Prize
1982: David di Donatello Awards: 5 awards, including Best Film
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