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Ciao, Professore! (1992)

Io speriamo che me la cavo (original title)
R | | Comedy | 15 July 1994 (USA)
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Marco Sperelli is a teacher, he is divorced and he is sent to work in Corzano, a town near Naples. The first day of work he finds in the school only the school-caretaker and few girls and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marco Sperelli
Isa Danieli ... The Principal
Gigio Morra ... Custodian
Sergio Solli ... Cardboard Dealer
Ester Carloni ... Zia Esterina
... Ludovico Mazzullo
Pierfrancesco Borruto ... Peppiniello
Annarita D'Auria ... Lucietta
Maria Esposito ... Rosinella
Roberta Galli ... Sorella di Totò
Luigi Lastorina ... Totò
Filomena Lieto ... Cecchina
Carmela Pecoraro ... Tommasina
Salvatore Terraccino ... Salvatore
Ilaria Troncone ... Flora
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Marco Sperelli is a teacher, he is divorced and he is sent to work in Corzano, a town near Naples. The first day of work he finds in the school only the school-caretaker and few girls and boys in the class-room. He goes out looking for them and he discovers then a wretched life led by the boys and the girls of Corzano. A life in which only power and violence are worth respecting. Sperelli tries to teach something different but he gets their respect only by slapping Raffaele, on the way to became a camorrist. His presence and his work, however, disturb too many persons and he will be transferred. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Leave it to Lina Wertmuller to do this.
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Many of Lina Wertmuller's movies (such as "Seven Beauties" and "Swept Away") have dealt with the North-South divide in Italy. "Io speriamo che me la cavo" (called "Ciao, Professore!" in English) has Northern Italian professor Marco Sperelli (Paolo Villaggio) getting sent to a destitute town near Naples and having to get used to being a teacher there, especially with the presence of a young hoodlum in the school. Maybe it's not Wertmuller's greatest movie, but it is something that I would recommend - although I should warn you, there's some stuff here that might be a little shocking to find in a movie dealing with children. Buon viaggio!


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