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Fernando Di Leo (writer)
Nino Latino (writer)
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30 December 1969 (Italy) See more »
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Some youngsters kill their teacher; but they won't tell their motivation. The police detective on the case feels some sinister influence behind the young murderers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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School for drinking, raping & murdering... scoundrels. See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Pier Paolo Capponi ... Duca
Nieves Navarro ... Livia (as Susan Scott)
Marzio Margine ... Marassi
Renato Lupi ... Mascaranti
Enzo Liberti ... Luigi
Giuliano Manetti ... Grassi
Danika La Loggia ... Romani (as Danika)
Anna Maria La Rovere
Flora Carosello ... Aunt
Jean Rougeul ... Dad
Ettore Geri ... Husband
Ada Pometti ... Florist (as Priscilla Benson)
Federico Mecca
Gabriella D'Olive ... Novak
Sergio Serafini ... Cop
Rene Contreras
Salvatore Arico ... Ettore
Gianfranco Pellegrini
Luciano Ferraro
Dario Sulis
Giovanni Imparato
Mario Tipi
Maurizio Passi
Gianni Turi
Antonio Iodice
Michel Bardinet ... Sampero
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Françoise Prévost
Bruno Bertocci ... Cop (uncredited)
Franco Lo Cascio ... Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Fernando Di Leo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fernando Di Leo  writer
Nino Latino  writer
Andrea Maggiore  writer
Marino Onorati  writer
Giorgio Scerbanenco  novel

Produced by
Tiziano Longo .... producer
Armando Novelli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Silvano Spadaccino 
 
Cinematography by
Franco Villa 
 
Film Editing by
Amedeo Giomini 
 
Production Design by
Franco Bottari 
 
Art Direction by
Teresa Ferrone 
 
Costume Design by
Loredana Longo 
 
Makeup Department
Carlo Sindici .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alberto Longo .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Lo Cascio .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Antonella Ibba-Hartog .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Goffredo Salvatori .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giovanni Abballe .... assistant camera
Claudio Morabito .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Ornella Chistolini .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Iller Pataccini .... conductor
 
Other crew
Vincenzo Salviani .... production secretary
Silvana Ziviani .... continuity
 

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Also Known As:
"I ragazzi del massacro" - Italy (original title)
"The Boys Who Slaughter" - Europe (English title), UK
"Sex in the Classroom" - Europe (English title)
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92 min
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
School for drinking, raping & murdering... scoundrels., 9 July 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Fernando Di Leo was undoubtedly the emperor of Italian crime-cinema during the late 60's and the 70's. The work he did on other genres wasn't exactly impressive (anyone remember "Asylum Erotica"?), but in the area of rough 'n tough exploitation thrillers he was absolutely unequaled. Di Leo has some of the sub genre's classics on his director's repertoire (like "Milano Calibro 9", "Manhunt" and "The Boss") and he even contributed a lot to writing other filmmakers' finest accomplishments, for example Ruggero Deodato's "Live Like a Cop, Die like a Man" and Romolo Guerrieri's "Young, Violent and Dangerous". This "Naked Violence" somewhat predates Di Leo's greatest work, but it certainly is an extremely convoluted and ambitiously scripted gem of Italy's most glorious cinematic cult years. Granted, the title is slightly deceptive and misleading (don't expect to see much nudity, nor violence), but nonetheless the complex screenplay hints at multiple controversial themes, like juvenile delinquency, teenage alcoholism, confused sexuality and rape. The movie opens bizarrely and impressively disturbing, with fuzzy flash-images of an entire classroom of drunken adolescent boys gang-raping their teacher before choking her to death with a handkerchief in the mouth. After the opening credits are finished, we learn that they're all boys with questionable backgrounds and mild criminal records, and the class they were attending actually was some kind of social project to still give them one last chance to normally integrate into society. The slightly unorthodox police inspector Marco Lamberti is charged with the investigation, but the case is very frustrating because the boys turn it into a game of blaming each other and act all innocent. Bit by bit, Lamberti discovers that the influence, as well as the heavy liquor that caused the kids to turn into rapist killers, comes from an adult who always remains in the shadows. This malicious person occasionally uses the young scoundrels for petty crimes, but now he - or she – must have had a reason to revert to murder. The plot of Di Leo's "Naked Violence" is perhaps silly and far-fetched, but the tight dialogs and particularly the powerful acting performances make it rather plausible. Pier Paolo Capponi is splendidly cast as the stubborn cop and also the young cast members are truly convincing in their roles of menacing small-time thugs. The film is overall a bit too talkative and the script reveals too few clues to really get involved in Lamberti's investigation, but the story's evolution is always compelling and worth your complete attention. The flashbacks near the end are atmospheric and a little creepy, and the end-twist is ahead of its time albeit quite silly. Definitely worth purchasing if you're into the more challenging titles of the Italian exploitation-industry.

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