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Release Date:
15 February 2008 (USA) See more »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
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Far from perfect, but worth watching for some very fun moments See more (8 total) »


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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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Far from perfect, but worth watching for some very fun moments, 17 February 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I saw this movie at a special showing by a local film society of all the Oscar nominated Live Action Shorts about a week or so before the Oscars were announced. I seriously doubt that the film will win, as although it is funny and interesting in places, the film is a bit inconsistent and there are two other nominated films that are simply better (TANGHI ARGENTINI and AT NIGHT).

The film begins with a rowdy class filled with teens. The substitute enters the class and begins to act totally bizarre--often demeaning and mistreating the kids for his own pleasure. Later, when the Principal walks in and sees the madness the substitute has created, the sub runs and the REAL reason he was doing what he did becomes apparent.

As I said, the film was uneven. In parts, it was pretty funny but at others it seemed rather mean and purposeless. Not a great film, but at least it was an interesting one.

UPDATE--Apparently I am lousy at guessing Oscars, as MOZART OF PICKPOCKETS just won the award for 2008.

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