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The Legend of the Christmas Witch ()

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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Cast

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Paola Cortellesi ...
Paola / Befana
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Mr. Johnny
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Giacomo
Giovanni Calcagno ...
Igor
Giuseppe Lo Piccolo ...
Smilzo
Luca Avagliano ...
Gino
Francesco Mura ...
Riccardo
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Sveva
Diego Delpiano ...
Ivan
Odette Adado ...
Emilia
Jasper Gonzales Cabal ...
Giuseppe
Robert Ganea ...
Leo

Directed by

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Michele Soavi

Written by

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Nicola Guaglianone ... ()

Produced by

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Tommaso Arrighi ... executive producer
Massimo Di Rocco ... executive producer
Riccardo Favato ... consulting producer
Juan Gordon ... co-producer
Mattia Guerra ... associate producer
Stefano Massenzi ... associate producer
Luigi Napoleone ... executive producer
Andrea Occhipinti ... producer
Serena Sostegni ... delegate producer
Francesco Tatò ... executive producer
Andrea Zoso ... consulting producer

Music by

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Andrea Farri

Cinematography by

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Nicola Pecorini

Film Editing by

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Pietro Morana

Editorial Department

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Rosario Balistreri ... digital imaging supervisor
Antonio Concilio ... assistant editor
Davide D'Angelo ... post-production coordinator
Massimo Gubinelli ... colorist: digital color correction
Gabriele Passaretti ... assistant editor
Claudio Trotti ... post production manager

Casting By

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Stefania Rodà

Production Design by

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Massimo Santomarco

Set Decoration by

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Daniela Zorzetto

Costume Design by

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Marina Campanale
Ornella Campanale

Makeup Department

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Cristina Amadio ... makeup artist
Donatella Borghesi ... hair stylist
Andrea Giomaro ... prosthetic makeup artist
Sara Ianigro Menichetti ... prosthetic makeup assistant
Andrea Leanza ... prosthetic make-up artist
Armido Pezzato ... hair department head
Lorenzo Tamburini ... prosthetic designer

Production Management

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Ilaria Braghese ... unit manager
Fabio Carlà ... production manager
Domiziana De Fulvio ... unit manager
Daniele Tomassetti ... post-production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Luca Cucci ... third assistant director
Sebastiano Facco ... second unit director
Eric Porcelluzzi ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Luigi Bisceglia ... assistant art director
Marco Cardilli ... assistant art director
Davide De Cubellis ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Filippo Barracco ... sound editor
Marco Ciorba ... foley artist
Gianluca Costamagna ... sound mixer
Fabio D'Amico ... sound editor
Thomas Giorgi ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Emanuele Giunta ... boom operator
Enrico Roselli ... foley editor

Special Effects by

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Pasquale Catalano ... special effects technician
Maurizio Corridori ... heavy payload motion control
Paolo Galiano ... weapons
Fabio Traversari ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Carlo Alleva ... digital compositor / screen designer
Andrea Battistoni ... 3d artist: visual effects
Virginia Cantaro ... 3D artist
Gabriele Chiapponi ... digital artist
Luca Cimino ... Environment Artist
Stefano Colaprete ... digital compositor
Luca D'Annibale ... digital compositor
Lena Di Gennaro ... visual effects coordinator
Alessandro Di Leva ... digital compositor
Diego Di Paola ... digital compositor
Valerio Maria Donati ... 3D character artist
Daphne Mereu ... visual effects coordinator
Rodolfo Migliari ... visual effects supervisor
Alessio Oliverio ... digital compositor
Alice Pace ... digital compositor
Sara Paesani ... compositing supervisor
Marco Prosperi ... digital compositor
Roberto Saba ... digital compositor
Dafne Sartori ... digital compositor: Inlusion vfx
Lorenzo Schiattarella ... roto/paint artist
Alessio Seminerio ... cgi artist
Daniele Starnoni ... digital compositor
Micaela Tempesta ... digital compositor
Chiara Trinchera ... compositor: Chromatica
Barbara Valente ... digital compositor
Giovanni Ermes Vincenti ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Mauro Aversano ... stunts
Mattia Bisonni ... stunt performer
Samuele Brancato ... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt performer
Fabrizio Fortunati ... stunts
Alessandro Novelli ... stunt coordinator
Emiliano Novelli ... stunt coordinator
Marco Pancrazi ... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt double: Fausto Maria Sciarappa
Valentina Paradiso ... stunt double: paola cortellesi

Camera and Electrical Department

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Fabio Albero ... grip
Roberto Angelelli ... grip
Irene Chiappa ... second assistant "a" cam
Maila Iacovelli ... still photographer
Romualdo Nati ... mini scorpio technician: dailies
Daniele Postiglione ... Additional grip
Andrea Pozzato ... data manager
Lorenzo Sardini ... grip
Fabio Sargenti ... camera operator: "a" camera/steadicam
Massimo Spina ... grip
Flavio Tucci ... digital imaging technician
Daigoro Vitello ... grip
Fabio Zayed ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Adriana Ciampi ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Francesco Ceo ... costume intern

Location Management

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Nicola Di Terlizzi ... location manager

Script and Continuity Department

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Nicoletta Vegezzi ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Enrico De Gasperis ... production secretary
Roberta De Luca ... production coordinator
Rodrigo Espinel ... production staff
Luca Mastrototaro ... production assistant: daily
Stefania Rodà ... Acting Coach
Sophia Tamaro ... translator

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Storyline

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Also Known As
  • The Legend of the Christmas Witch (World-wide, English title)
  • The Legend of the Christmas Witch (United States)
  • La sorcière de Noël (2018) (France)
  • Unsere Lehrerin, die Weihnachtshexe (Germany)
  • Unsere Lehrerin, die Weihnachtshexe (Austria)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend Italy EUR2,748,346, 30 Dec 2018

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