Notte prima degli esami

Notte prima degli esami
Notte prima degli esami

Original movie poster
Directed by Fausto Brizzi
Produced by Federica Lucisano
Fulvio Lucisano
Giannandrea Pecorelli
Written by Fausto Brizzi
Massimiliano Bruno
Marco Martani
Giannandrea Pecorelli
Starring Giorgio Faletti
Cristiana Capotondi
Nicolas Vaporidis
Sarah Maestri
Chiara Mastalli
Andrea De Rosa
Eros Galbati
Elena Bouryka
Valeria Fabrizi
Music by Bruno Zambrini
Cinematography Marcello Montarsi
Editing by Luciana Pandolfelli
Distributed by 01 Distribuzione
Release date(s) February 17, 2006 (Italy)
Running time 100 min.
Language Italian

Notte prima degli esami (English: Night Before the Exams) is a 2006 Italian comedy teen film, written and directed by Fausto Brizzi. It describes the lives of two groups of Italian teenagers during the preparation of the esame di maturità (the final exam of Italian high school). It is set in Rome during the year 1989, and it can be seen as an homage to the whole decade.

The inspiration for the title was a famous 1980s song by Antonello Venditti.

A sequel, Notte prima degli esami - Oggi was released in 2007. The sequel features many of the same actors playing the same characters they played in the original, but it is set in 2006, during Italy's World Cup winning summer.

A remake, Nos 18 ans, was released in 2008 in France.



It's a colourful summer in the '80s, Luca (Nicolas Vaporidis) and his friends prepare for the dreaded maturità (high school graduation) exams, with all the troubles, emotions, mishaps and delights that typically afflict teenagers at this stressful time. At a party, Luca falls in love with an extroverted yet mysterious girl, Claudia (Cristiana Capotondi). He only knows her name; because he knows nothing else about her, he has no idea how to find her again. Meanwhile, Luca is desperately trying to get back in favour with his literature teacher (Giorgio Faletti), who will be the teacher sitting in on his oral exams.

1980s popular culture references

During the film there are numerous references to the 1980s Italian and international popular culture.








  • Indietro tutta (1987–1988), a popular variety show.
  • Colpo Grosso (1987–1991), a popular quiz show.

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