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The Substitute (2007)
"Il supplente" (original title)

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Credited cast:
Valentino Campitelli ...
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Arianna Dal Buono ...
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Lorenzo de Cicco ...
Il Lecchino
Nicola De Feo ...
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Andrea Jublin ...
Il Supplente
Bruno Pannozzo ...
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Mauro Stenico ...
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In a noisy high-school classroom in Rome, a substitute teacher enters and immediately establishes control: he confiscates a student's ball, accepts a small gift from another, and puts students through their paces, having them imitate animals, making fun of those who are too eager, rewarding those whose marks in the class roster are usually low. All but one student tries to please him; except for her - a quiet girl writing a poem - all are willing to discard dignity and camaraderie for a shot at a high mark. What lessons are being taught and learned here, and what about the ball? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Il Piccolo Lard: Sir, will you give me my ball back. It's autographed by Del Piero.
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Il supplente
4 September 2012 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

"Il Supplente" is a comedy short movie released in 2007, that stars Andrea Jublin as a substitute teacher in an Italian secondary school. Andrea Jublin, who also is the director of the movie, plays the lead role as a substitute teacher who must face a whole group of noisy teenagers. In the classroom, there are two teenagers that appear more than once: a boy, who is always asking for his ball signed by Del Piero, and a girl, who is always writing poems. The plot is about a substitute teacher who gets into a disordered classroom of teenagers to take the control and humiliate(in my opinion) the students. The film is really funny and has a lot of humor in all the different situations that it presents. The film has a good opening scene, just in the moment when the teacher gets in the classroom and confiscates the first little thing he sees: a little blue ball, that is signed by the Italian football player, Del Piero. This short movie takes place in a secondary school in Rome, Italy, and it has pretty good acting. The chosen place to film it is good, too, and I really liked the script.


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