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Seeking Asylum (1979)

Chiedo asilo (original title)
Roberto uses alternative teaching methods, but manages to create a special bond with his kindergarten students.

Director:

Marco Ferreri

Writers:

Marco Ferreri (story), Marco Ferreri (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roberto Benigni ... Roberto
Dominique Laffin ... Isabella
Chiara Moretti Chiara Moretti ... Irma
Carlo Monni ... Paolo
Girolamo Marzano Girolamo Marzano ... Mario
Franco Trevisi ... Poliziotto (Cop)
Luca Levi Luca Levi ... Luca
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Storyline

Roberto has a new job as the teacher at a nursery school. The first child he meets is Gianluigi, who's mute. Roberto is spirited, bringing a TV into class, then a donkey. He takes children on an unscheduled field trip to their fathers' plant. He dates Isabella, the mother of one of his students, and soon she's pregnant. He's moody about it, so Isabella leaves for her family's abandoned movie theater in Sardinia, but not before Roberto is briefly arrested and questioned about past radical activity. He takes ten children, including Gianluigi, to Sardinia for the baby's birth, and there, surrounded by the sea, the mother of us all, he and Gianluigi play out their surprising bond. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Asylum denied. Send back!
5 December 2000 | by McKenna-4See all my reviews

Awful! Absolutely awful! No plot, no point, no end. It looks like the director turned the camera on and then the whole crew went to lunch. Every day. I'm trying to GIVE this video away but no one will take it. I'm giving it a 2 instead of a 1 because I like Benigni. Roger, I'm going to have to say thumbs down on this one.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 October 1979 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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