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The Flavor of Corn (1986)

Il sapore del grano (original title)
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Lorenzo, a handsome first-year professor in an isolated Italian village, falls under the spell of his most beguiling pupil, a dark-haired, starry-eyed 12-year-old named Duilio. As Lorenzo's... See full summary »

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Alba Mottura
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Lorenzo, a handsome first-year professor in an isolated Italian village, falls under the spell of his most beguiling pupil, a dark-haired, starry-eyed 12-year-old named Duilio. As Lorenzo's relationship with his heartless girlfriend deteriorates, he finds himself walking the fields with his loving student. When their idyllic friendship is questioned by Duilio's suspicious stepmother, Lorenzo is brought to a crisis of conscience. Written by <vincentr@axess.com>

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Love can never be a sin...
7 January 2014 | by (Taiwan) – See all my reviews

A beautifully acted and directed love story, pure and simple, and very complicated at the same time: a twelve-year-old boy grows to love a young and very handsome (and masculine-looking )teacher.Mind you, it is not a fickle falling in love - easy to come, easy to go - but a deep and amazingly mature feeling.Of course, any boy dreams of a hero in the shape of an older brother or friend (just remember, what Sigmund Freud said about juvenile sexuality),but in the film it is deeper, more meaningful.Both, the teacher and student are very well aware of the nature of their relationship.It is the younger one, who is not ashamed or embarrassed of his love,and it is the older one, who runs away, possibly, from the biggest love in his life. My heart-felt compliments to the makers of this beautiful and sad film.The rare nowadays sense of tact and measure has never left them. It is a pity, there is no information about the careers and lives of the films' leading actors in the recent years.


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