L’ultima notte di Amore

The Last Night of Amore
Milan. On the night before his retirement, after 35 years of honourable service without so much as a shot fired, Lieutenant Franco Amore sees his world turned upside down. But maybe it is the world around him that has changed, from day into night. His wife is much more aware than he that life is a matter of making compromises and that sometimes tough decisions have to be taken.
Andrea Di Stefano has created a geometric and suspenseful thriller that plays with the rules of the genre by mixing the fatalism of classic film noir with the heated emotions of melodrama. The clockwork mechanism of the narrative does not just content itself with perfecting the characters, but also sheds new light on an environment and a city that exists perilously on the border between law and criminality.
by Andrea Di Stefano
with Pierfrancesco Favino, Linda Caridi, Antonio Gerardi, Francesco Di Leva, Camilla Semino Favro, Martin Montero Baez, Wang Fei, Pang Bo, Shi Yang Shi, Xu Ruichi
Italy 2022 Italian 124’ World premiere


  • Pierfrancesco Favino (Franco Amore)
  • Linda Caridi (Viviana)
  • Antonio Gerardi (Cosimo Forcella)
  • Francesco Di Leva (Dino)
  • Camilla Semino Favro (Carabiniere Daria Criscito)
  • Martin Montero Baez (Ernesto)
  • Wang Fei (Feifei)
  • Pang Bo (Mission)
  • Shi Yang Shi (Chun-Ba)
  • Xu Ruichi (Gang Ma)


Director Andrea Di Stefano
Written by Andrea Di Stefano
Cinematography Guido Michelotti
Editing Giogiò Franchini
Music Santi Pulvirenti
Sound Design Frédéric Le Louet
Sound Alessandro Rolla
Production Design Carmine Guarino
Costumes Olivia Bellini
Make-Up Paola Cristofaroni
Assistant Director Miguel Lombardi
Casting Valentina Materiale
Production Manager Alessandro Mascheroni
Producers Marco Cohen, Benedetto Habib, Fabrizio Donvito, Daniel Campos Pavoncelli, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Gabriele Moratti, Marco Colombo
Executive Producer Marco Morabito

Produced by

MeMo Films

Adler Entertainment

Andrea Di Stefano

The screenwriter and director also works as an actor and has appeared in films by directors including Julian Schnabel, Ang Lee, Bob Marshall and Dario Argento. He made his directing debut with Escobar: Paradise Lost in 2014. L’ultima notte di Amore is his first Italian-language feature film as a director.


2014 Escobar: Paradise Lost 2019 The Informer 2023 L’ultima notte di Amore (Last Night of Amore)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023