After Midnight (Dopo Mezzanotte)
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After Midnight (Dopo Mezzanotte)
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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's plenty here to delight cinephiles."
‑ Janice Page, Boston Globe
"It has a droll sensibility but is marred by dirge-like pacing."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Reveals an immense gift for storytelling that blends sentimental quirkiness with wry satire."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"A beautiful and beguiling film about love, cinema, and love of cinema...has the quirky, breezy quality of a bicycle ride by night."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"So taken with its own love of cinema, it forgets to lead you down the necessary dramaturgical path to make you fall in love, too."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"This impassioned yet somewhat too precious fable from writer-director Davide Ferrario feels calculated to make a cineaste swoon, and yet . . . it never quite does."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"After Midnight is captivating in its renegade freedom, but doesn't provide far-reaching vision."
‑ Kim Williamson, Boxoffice Magazine
"Weighed down by annoyingly precious voice-over narration ... and a few more precious conceits than any lighter-than-air love story should be asked to support."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A movie that longs for a return to a cinema that, rather than marketing, merchandise and corporate synergy, is about the mysteries that flicker to life after the lights go down."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Davide Ferrario -- who is also a film critic -- has a clear idea what movie love should look like, and almost none at all about real love."
‑ Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News
" threatens to sink into the sentimental bog of a Cinema Paradiso, but it's short enough and sharp enough to stay afloat"
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"A pleasure to behold and one any lover of cinema would be wise to keep on their radar of films to seek out."
‑ Edward Havens,
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