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USA: Avatar Films
UK: Yume Pictures
Cast: Giorgio Pasotti, Fabio Troiano, Francesca Inaudi, Francesca Picozza, Silvio Orlando, Pietro Eandi, Andrea Romero, Giampiero Perone, Francesco D'Alessio, Gianni Talia, Andrea Moretti, Gianna Cavalla, Claudio Pagano, Maurizio Vaiana, Ladis Zanini, Ivan Negro, Lidia Streito Misdim, Alberto Barbera
Director: Davide Ferrario
Language: Italian (English subtitles)
UK: 92 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains moderate sex
USA Release Date: 3 December 2004 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 9 December 2005 (Limited Release)
In AFTER MIDNIGHT, the magical Mole Antonelliana (the cavernous Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy) is the setting and inspiration for a very unlikely love story.
One fateful evening, Martino, an avid cinephile and the museum's timid night watchman, comes to the aid of Amanda, an enchanting young fast-food cook on the run from the police after dousing her overbearing boss with hot oil. Martino's dreamy kingdom of silent movie characters becomes a sanctuary for Amanda, as she awaits rescue by her devilish car-jacking boyfriend Angel.
Spellbound by the museum, Amanda develops a surprising romantic connection with Martino, who until now has only found companionship in his celluloid dreams. Torn between her newfound feelings for Martino and her troubled relationship with the irresistible Angel, Amanda attempts to balance the affections of her two suitors. Misadventure and chaos ensue as the characters become embroiled in this dubious love triangle.
Infused with humor, intelligence, and passion, After Midnight is a masterful homage to the silent movie era. Ferrario's daring visual choices and unconventional storytelling make for a charming celebration of love and cinema.