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Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2007 | Australia
Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2007 | Australia
NIGHT BUS
NIGHT BUS
NOTTURNO BUS
Director: Davide Marengo
Cast: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Valerio Mastandrea, Ennio Fantastichini, Anna Romantowska, Roberto Citran, Francesco Pannofino, Ivan Franek, Antonio Catania, Iaia Forte
Runtime: 105 mins

Simultaneously a noir and a romantic comedy, an action film and a thriller with moments of pulp, Davide Marengo's NIGHT BUS, based on the eponymous novel by Giampiero Rigosi, is a true mix of genres "all'italiana".

A host of shady characters are after a microchip containing incriminating evidence against a bigwig in Poland. Carlo Matera (Ennio Fantastichini) is the ex-secret serviceman hired to retrieve it, but the fortune he's been given to buy it back gets into the hands of ruthless nightclub proprietor Andrea (Ivan Franek). Small-time player Leila (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) cons the conman, not realizing the stash he's got until after she's run off with the briefcase.

Mezzogiorno is undoubtedly the soul of the picture, switching identities and stories while enjoying the thrill of the chase.

Winner of the David Di Donatello Award for Best Original Song