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The Teacher and the Miracle (1957)

El maestro (original title)
The teacher Giovanni loses his son Antonio in a road accident. He loses faith and would like to leave his school, but when a new pupil arrives he decides to stay.

Director:

Aldo Fabrizi

Writers:

Luis Lucas (story), José Gallardo (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aldo Fabrizi ... Giovanni Merino
Alfredo Mayo ... Principal
Mary Lamar ... Teacher
Félix Fernández ... Porter
Julio Sanjuán Julio Sanjuán ... Doctor
José Calvo José Calvo ... Chauffeur
Mercedes Barranco Mercedes Barranco
Julia Caba Alba ... Portress
Marco Paoletti Marco Paoletti ... Gabriel
Edoardo Nevola Edoardo Nevola ... Antonio
Jesús María Martell Jesús María Martell ... Child
Fidel Martín Fidel Martín ... Child
José Rodríguez Chicarro José Rodríguez Chicarro ... Child
Luis Miguel Falcón Luis Miguel Falcón ... Child
Miguel Ochi Miguel Ochi ... Child
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The teacher Giovanni loses his son Antonio in a road accident. He loses faith and would like to leave his school, but when a new pupil arrives he decides to stay.

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melodrama | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

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A simple, yet powerful story
17 October 2004 | by coachexecSee all my reviews

I watched this film many years ago as a child in the 1960s. Though I have not seen it again since then, I remember it like I remember no other movie because of the impact it had on me. The movie was filmed in black and white and I believe it was set in England.

As I recall, it is a simple and moving story about the relationship that formed between a grieving schoolmaster and a young boy who transferred into his class one day. The schoolmaster was grieving the death of his own young son who was killed recently somehow. In the scene that introduces the boy, the schoolmaster accidentally overturns a cup of paintbrushes in a fit of despair. In the next scene, we see a boy's hand pick up a paintbrush and then we see the boy hand it back to him. Throughout the film, the boy tries in his own way to reach out to the schoolmaster to befriend him, but the schoolmaster finds it difficult to get close to him or to anyone in his grief. Something happens later in the film that awakens the schoolmaster to his feelings about the boy and reveals the miracle that brought them together.

Ours is a skeptical and cynical age. This movie will remind us of a simpler time and perhaps stir something in us that we may have forgotten. It is a movie of suffering and hope.


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Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

8 November 1957 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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