ST. LOUIS
April 10-25
Brown Hall 100, Washington University

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NIGHT BUS
Saturday, April 25
8:00 pm
Brown Hall 100, Washington University in St. Louis

Leila is a young woman who exploits her charm and beauty to seduce and then rob rich men; Franz is a bored and depressed bus driver, who has a gambling habit and a sea of debt. An absurd twist of fate makes them cross paths, and from then on they must deal with all the other unusual characters in this messy situation:  Titti, a threatening bully who is after Franz to collect his gambling debt; Garofano and Diolaiti, two unlikely secret service agents who are in search of a very incriminating document; and also Matera, a trusted associate of a well-known, but out of favor, politician.  Franz and Leila are different, very different, nevertheless, they may succeed at making a fortune together.
Based on the book of the same name by Gianpiero Rigosi.

Director: Davide Marengo
Cast: Valerio Mastandrea, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Antonio Catania, Ennio Fantastichini, Roberto Citran, Francesco Pannofino, Anna Romantowska, Ivan Franeck, Iaia Forte, Marcello Mazzarella
Year: 2007
Duration: 104 min.
Genre: Comedy noir
Awards: 1 award & 1 nomination
  • Best Original Song: David di Donatello
  • Nominated Best New Director (Davide Marengo): David di Donatello
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Trailer:  http://www.filmitalia.org/popvideo.asp?vid=9934
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