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Bianca (1984)

Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful ... See full summary »

Director:

Nanni Moretti

Writers:

Nanni Moretti (story), Nanni Moretti (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nanni Moretti ... Michele Apicella
Laura Morante ... Bianca
Roberto Vezzosi Roberto Vezzosi ... Il commissario / Police inspector
Remo Remotti Remo Remotti ... Siro Siri
Claudio Bigagli ... Ignazio
Enrica Maria Modugno ... Aurora
Vincenzo Salemme Vincenzo Salemme ... Massimiliano
Margherita Sestito Margherita Sestito ... Maria
Dario Cantarelli Dario Cantarelli ... Il preside / School dean
Virginie Alexandre Virginie Alexandre ... Martina
Matteo Fago Matteo Fago ... Matteo
Giovanni Buttafava Giovanni Buttafava ... Il professore contestato / Contested teacher
Alberto Cracco ... Il patrigno di Martina / Martina's Stepfather
Giovannella De Luca Giovannella De Luca ... Dirimpettaia / Neighbor mother
Nicola Di Pinto ... Poliziotto / Policeman
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Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful colleague Bianca, and a relationship begins between the two. Where is this relationship heading, and will Michele be able to help the police catch the murderer? Written by hoshiyomi

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The giant glass was really filled with chocolate cream (several liters of it!). After the shots were taken, cast and crew promptly proceeded to empty it. See more »

Quotes

Michele Apicella: Friends disappoint you, normal people don't.
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Connections

References San Michele aveva un gallo (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Scalo a Grado
Written and performed by Franco Battiato
Courtesy of Belriver S.r.l.
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12 December 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

In this mordant satire Nanni Moretti (who also directed) plays a new teacher in a radical Roman school called the Marilyn Monrroe School, where there is a jukebox in every classroom! Discipline is frowned upon and the resident psychiatrist is not for the students but for the teachers. The teacher becomes a suspect in a series of murders (not an uncommon temptation for teachers) and displays an insidious obsession with molding the lives of others to comply with his own inhibitions and obsessions. Bianca is the name of the girl he pursues fruitlessly. The ending of the film, which we cannot spoil for you, was considered excessively severe for the Woody Allen-like proceedings which form the body of much of the film, but we feel it is a delightful, clever, and devilish piece of work from a director better known to us for his later film CARO DIARIO.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

16 April 1986 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bianka See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Production Co:

Faso Film, Reteitalia See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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