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Release Date:
15 February 2008 (USA) See more »
There's something strange about the new substitute teacher in class. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Valentino Campitelli ... Il Piccolo Lard
Arianna Dal Buono ... La Poetessa
Lorenzo de Cicco ... Il Lecchino
Nicola De Feo ... Caverna Fabrizio
Pasquale Garofalo ... Impiegati
Andrea Jublin ... Il Supplente
Bruno Pannozzo ... Impiegati
Mauro Stenico ... Impiegati
Rinaldo Tagliaferri ... Impiegati

Directed by
Andrea Jublin 
Produced by
Lorenzo Foschi .... producer
Nils Hartmann .... producer
Roberta Jarratt .... line producer
Davide Luchetti .... producer
Cinematography by
Daniele Massaccesi 
Film Editing by
Pierpaolo Adami 
Casting by
Francesca Borromeo 
Francesco Vedovati 
Set Decoration by
Melina Ormando 
Costume Design by
Antonella Buono 
Production Management
Paola Rossi .... production manager
Sound Department
Diego Gualino .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Simone Trecca .... first assistant camera

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Also Known As:
"Il supplente" - Italy (original title)
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17 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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[repeated line]
Il Piccolo Lard:Sir, will you give me my ball back. It's autographed by Del Piero.
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Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV)See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Brilliantly funny, 22 February 2008
Author: hmr-4 from United States

I also saw this at a screening of the Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts. I've only seen one or two other films in my life that have made me laugh this much; people in the theater were still laughing until well after credits. The energy and expressiveness of the actor who plays the teacher were a joy to watch, and the students also play their roles marvelously. The initial surprise is followed up by many more, and the unexpected jumps in the plot only add to the enjoyment. The whole thing is a fun new twist on the theme of trying to hold on to the creativity and joyfulness of childhood in the adult world.

On the off-chance that an Italian teacher is reading this, I'd highly recommend using this in class!

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