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15 February 2008 (USA) See more »
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Italian short film 'The Substitute' presents two different facets of Italy !!!! 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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Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV)See more »


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Italian short film 'The Substitute' presents two different facets of Italy !!!!, 16 February 2015
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world

Although it was nominated for academy awards, Italian short film "The Substitute" does not have the right stuff to be called an entertaining film. It has some moments of megalomania but they do not help much to attract viewers. This film's primary concern is the depiction of an 'Italian nation' especially its young people. This is something which can divide viewers' opinions. Those who consider Italy as a corrupt country are likely to see their joy getting doubled as too many irresponsible Italian youngsters have been shown in the film. They present a highly negative image of the Italian nation due to their lack of manners and claim to an irresponsible behavior. This would not be the same story with people who appreciate Italy as a land of culture. They would be able to observe how important football is for Italian youngsters in all places including a classroom. It is due to the grandiose arrival of a 'substitute teacher' that the film changes its trajectory. Alas, everything is spoiled as actor Andrea Jublin overacts as well as overreacts even when he has been credited as the film's director. This is something which irritates viewers to such a large extent that they do not bother to ask how an outsider has gained entry into a school as a substitute teacher ?

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