Nocturna: Side A – The Great Old Man’s Night (2021) Movie Review

Nocturna: Side A – The Great Old Man’s Night – Very Unique Movie


Director: Gonzalo Calzada

Writer: Gonzalo Calzada (Screenplay)

Starring: Marina Artigas, Lautaro Delgado, Mora Della Veccia, Marilu Marini, Jenaro Nouet, Desiree Salgueiro, Pepe Soriano, Nicolas Scarpino

Plot: Ulysses is a hundred-year-old man, battling for redemption on his last night on earth. Faced with imminent death, he is forced to rethink his past, his present and his take on reality.

Runtime: 1 Hour 47 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Nocturna: Side A – The Great Old Man’s Night starts as we meet the 100-year-old man Ulises (Soriano) as he finds himself getting lost around his apartment complex, searching for his wife Dalia (Marini), as the two find themselves dealing with an unknown intruder, trying to get into their apartment.

As the night continues, Ulises finds himself looking back at the first time he met Dalia, as his life seems to be catching up with him, as he is nearing the end of his own.

Thoughts on Nocturna: Side A – The Great Old Man’s Night

ThoughtsNocturna: Side A – The Great Old Man’s Night is a mystery drama follows an elderly man as he faces his final day on Earth, as he looks through his life, he finds himself confronting the moments he regrets, smiling through the moments he remembers fondly and seeing the loved ones around him not being sure of his decisions. This is a movie that will need to see each moment getting the full attention, as you might miss the importance of each interaction and where it is on the journey through Ulises life. This is one of the few films you will see, that you will feel like you need to re-watch to pick on up on little things you might miss, easily one of the most re-watchable movies of recent years.

Final Thoughts Nocturna: Side A – The Great Old Man’s Night is a unique interesting look at an impending death.

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