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Writers:
Fernando Di Leo (writer)
Nino Latino (writer)
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Release Date:
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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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)
Cicely Browne ... Teacher (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Anthony La Penna ... Mario (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Franco Lo Cascio ... Cop (uncredited)
Gene Luotto ... Teacher (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Marco (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ... Commissioner (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Cop (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Larry Ward ... Sampero (voice: English version) (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)
"Sex in the Classroom" - Europe (English title), Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
"The Boys Who Slaughter" - Europe (English title), UK
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92 min
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
the children of violence, 23 October 2007
Author: andrabem from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"I Ragazzi del Massacro" tells the story of the brutal rape and murder of a female teacher by the students in a classroom. The opening scene shows the teacher, the classroom and the students. There's no other sound beside the ominous soundtrack. She's is writing something on the blackboard and then we see the faces of the students. They don't seem about to start singing "To Sir with Love". We see their faces in close-up, the apprehensive look of the teacher. The scene builds to a crescendo till her rape and murder - this is not shown graphically but rather in an elliptical way. We see faces, pieces of flesh, her being undressed, the students crowding her.. Cut! In the next shot her dead body is lying naked and defenseless - it is surrounded by policemen. An investigation is about to begin.

The police detective Marco Lamberti (Pier Paolo Capponi) has to interrogate the students of the classroom to know the who, how and why. The students of this school are from the lower classes, come from reformatories, live lives in which poverty and violence are their daily companions. But police detective Lamberti is indignant - all he wishes is to crack some heads. Curiously, after the rape & murder scene, I myself was so full of anger that I felt in sympathy with the cop's indignation. It's funny! On seeing a film, I'm not the one who roots for the cops. Especially if there's a lot of finger wagging and preachiness. But "I Ragazzi del Massacro" doesn't follow the easy way - the crime is shown in all its hideousness, but we are given also brief glimpses into the lives of those students - illness, violence, hopelessness...

Lamberti has to find out who started the thing, and he can't lay a finger on the students - they are under age, and Italy, after all, is a democracy.

Lamberti is teamed up with a social worker, Livia (Nieves Navarro/Susan Scott). Justice and compassion work hand in hand to find out what happened. But make no mistake. This is not a political film in the strictest sense of the word - it's just a crime flick with a social consciousness.

What is remarkable is the honesty and crudity of "I Ragazzi del Massacro". This was very rare at the time. And even now, if the same story were told by Hollywood, it would be transformed into the usual tear-jerker - the tears would be followed by revenge and crowned by beautiful moral lessons.

The acting overall is very good - the tough but sensitive Lamberti (Pier Paolo Capponi), the students, the lovely Susan Scott as the social worker etc.. The soundtrack is a gem, it is scary and ominous without being too flashy. The story is well told and there are many surprises in store - it's not a predictable film at all! The film hooked me from the beginning to the end.

What are you waiting for? See this film if you can.

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