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by Andrea De Sica


Giulio, a seventeen-year-old from a well-to-do family, is sent to a boarding school. In this isolated place in the Alps, where iron-clad rules limit all contact with the outside, he makes friends with Edoardo, who is rather odd. Their friendship is sealed by frequent escapes at night, when the surveillance of the students seems to lapse. They begin to frequent a nightclub hidden in the forest, which becomes a refuge for the two young men. This is where they meet Elena, a prostitute, and become fond of her. Suddenly, they discover that the transgressions they have kept hidden are actually part of the school’s educational program. And yet there must be a way for them to become truly free…

international title: Children of the Night
original title: I figli della notte
country: Italy, Belgium
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Andrea De Sica
film run: 85'
release date: IT 31/05/2017
screenplay: Andrea De Sica, Mariano Di Nardo, Gloria Malatesta
cast: Vincenzo Crea, Ludovico Succio, Fabrizio Rongione, Yuliia Sobol, Luigi Bignone, Pietro Monfreda
cinematography by: Stefano Falivene
film editing: Alberto Masi
art director: Dimitri Capuani
costumes designer: Sabine Zappitelli
producer: Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Joseph Rouschop
production: Vivo Film, RAI Cinema, Tarantula Belgique
backing: MiBACT, Eurimages, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige Film Fund & Commission (BLS)

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