After Midnight
After Midnight (2004)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 3, 2004
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Janice Page
Boston Globe

There's plenty here to delight cinephiles.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

It has a droll sensibility but is marred by dirge-like pacing.

Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Reveals an immense gift for storytelling that blends sentimental quirkiness with wry satire.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

After Midnight is captivating in its renegade freedom, but doesn't provide far-reaching vision.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

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.

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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News

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.

Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat threatens to sink into the sentimental bog of a Cinema Paradiso, but it's short enough and sharp enough to stay afloat

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