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The Legend of the Christmas Witch (2018)

La Befana vien di notte (original title)
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During the day Paola is an ordinary primary school teacher, but at night, she turns into The Christmas Witch, a magical creature who brings gifts to the good kids.

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Michele Soavi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paola Cortellesi Paola Cortellesi ... Paola / Befana
Stefano Fresi ... Mr. Johnny
Francesco Mura Francesco Mura ... Riccardo
Clòe Romagnoli ... Sveva
Diego Delpiano Diego Delpiano ... Ivan
Odette Adado Odette Adado ... Emilia
Jasper Gonzales Cabal Jasper Gonzales Cabal ... Giuseppe
Robert Ganea Robert Ganea ... Leo
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ... Giacomo
Giovanni Calcagno Giovanni Calcagno ... Igor
Giuseppe Lo Piccolo Giuseppe Lo Piccolo ... Smilzo
Luca Avagliano Luca Avagliano ... Gino
Nicholas Cristalli Nicholas Cristalli ... Giovanni Rovasio
Chiara Sartori Chiara Sartori ... Madre Giovanni Rovasio
Mario Scelbo Mario Scelbo ... Padre Giovanni Rovasio
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During the day Paola is an ordinary primary school teacher, but at night, she turns into The Christmas Witch, a magical creature who brings gifts to the good kids.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Finally a decent Italian Christmas comedy
8 October 2019 | by valentinabonomelliSee all my reviews

This is literally the first (and for now, only) decent Italian Christmas comedy. It clearly isn't a masterpiece, but it could easily be compared to those fun and light-hearted American or British comedies you watch with the family during the holidays. It's fun and decently acted, the CGI is good, the music is lovely. Which is way more it could be said of pretty much any other Italian comedy. Plus the sceneries are stunning, and it's a fun take on a tipically Italian tradition. It has some mild curse words in it, but in my opinion it's nothing too out there. Would recommend it for family movie time and would definitely watch again.


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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 December 2018 (Italy) See more »

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The Legend of the Christmas Witch See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,843,232
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2.35 : 1
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