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Ciao, Professore! (1992)

Io speriamo che me la cavo (original title)
R | | Comedy | 15 July 1994 (USA)
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Marco Sperelli is a teacher, he is divorced and he is sent to work in Corzano, a town near Naples. The first day of work he finds in the school only the school-caretaker and few girls and ... See full summary »

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Paolo Villaggio ...
Marco Sperelli
Isa Danieli ...
The Principal
Gigio Morra ...
Custodian
Sergio Solli ...
Cardboard Dealer
Ester Carloni ...
Zia Esterina
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Ludovico Mazzullo
Pierfrancesco Borruto ...
Peppiniello
Annarita D'Auria ...
Lucietta
Maria Esposito ...
Rosinella
Roberta Galli ...
Sorella di Totò
Luigi Lastorina ...
Totò
Filomena Lieto ...
Cecchina
Carmela Pecoraro ...
Tommasina
Salvatore Terraccino ...
Salvatore
Ilaria Troncone ...
Flora
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Marco Sperelli is a teacher, he is divorced and he is sent to work in Corzano, a town near Naples. The first day of work he finds in the school only the school-caretaker and few girls and boys in the class-room. He goes out looking for them and he discovers then a wretched life led by the boys and the girls of Corzano. A life in which only power and violence are worth respecting. Sperelli tries to teach something different but he gets their respect only by slapping Raffaele, on the way to became a camorrist. His presence and his work, however, disturb too many persons and he will be transferred. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Rated R for language
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Ciao, Professore!  »

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$1,113,435 (USA)
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A must-see movie for all teachers!
28 May 2005 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

A perfect film, probably the best description of a difficult teacher-student interaction in a destitute neighborhood. Intense, sincere, shocking, never a dull moment. Paolo Villaggio is inimitable as the Professor who comes from Northern Italy to a village of Southern Italy with all the ideals of a dedicated teacher, as he finds himself immersed in the poverty and crime stricken city of Corzano. And the kids! these little rascals are just amazing. In my opinion, this is the best movie ever made by Lina Wertmuller, far from her past naive left-wing production. It would be nice that IMDb show its alternate title 'Ciao, Professore' as an option: it took me a while to figure out that the movie I had watched was the same as "Io speriamo che me la cavo".


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