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The Night and the Moment (1994)

R | | Drama | 9 June 1995 (Italy)
A young marchioness who loves the way of free-thinking and flatterers invites an author into her house who pretends to seduce her...

Director:

Anna Maria Tatò

Writers:

Jean-Claude Carrière, Claude-Prosper de Jolyot Crebillon (novel) (as Crebillon Fils) | 1 more credit »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ivan Bacciocchi Ivan Bacciocchi ... Prison Guard
Jean-Claude Carrière ... The Governor
Axelle Cummings ... The Marquise's maid (as Axelle Grelet)
Willem Dafoe ... The Writer
Clifford De Spenser ... The Marquis
Pascale Denizane Pascale Denizane ... Aristocrat
Lena Olin ... The Marquise
Miranda Richardson ... Julie
Carole Richert Carole Richert ... Armande
Christine Sireyzol Christine Sireyzol ... Justine
Guy Verame Guy Verame ... Official
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Storyline

A young marchioness who loves the way of free-thinking and flatterers invites an author into her house who pretends to seduce her...

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Miramax

Country:

UK | France | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1995 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La noche y el momento See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

The Loving Game
By Cesare De Natale (as C. De Natale) and Ennio Morricone
Sung by Simona Patitucci
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Wickedly delightful
25 December 2007 | by MaxwellSaysSee all my reviews

This movie is far beyond the ken of the average viewer as it is a dialog driven vehicle full of clever nuances and duplicitous intention. Lena Olin is undoubtedly one of the most talented and charismatic, not to mention sensually pulsating actresses to light up the silver screen. Whether she is playing the utterly delightful Sabina (Unbearable lightness...) or the chillingly vicious Mona (Romeo is bleeding), she is a master of the arts. Willem Defoe, while not one of my favorite leading men was surprisingly good in this out of character role, one that he pulled off quite well. Miranda Richardson, as always, was picture perfect in her part, and all of the other cast members were very good. An excellent movie for couples, this wickedly delightful love story is much more thoughtful than the average period piece sexual romp and that might disappoint some. But sex, settings, and Willem Defoe's muscles notwithstanding, the relationships, the characters and the quick witted dialog earn it a 10 from me.


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