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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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Lorenzo Lena ...
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Marco Mestriner ...
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Alba Mottura
Egidio Termine
Mattia Pinoli
Paolo Garlato
Elena Barbalich
Elisabetta Barbini
Efisio Coletti
Maria Baldo
Michele Pastres
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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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an engaging, heartfelt masterpiece that if found, should not be missed.
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Im writing this hours after having seen "The taste of Corn". This is is interwoven meticulously creating a very heavy suspenseful drama with a subject matter most would consider very taboo. However, Lorenzo Lena manages to create sympathy and even empathy as we see his plight given a very inappropriate situation. Making matters worse, the family loves him and may have an idea of what is really going on. It is a difficult subject matter to undergo, but the film beautifully presents the conflicts with honesty, warmth & heart. If you can find this movie, you must give yourself an opportunity to experience this gem of a film. You won't regret it. simply put... engaging and outstanding. In essence, seek this film out!


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