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Marco Risi

Mery per sempre

102' - 1989 - Crime, Drama - Dialogue: Italian
Director: Marco Risi Composer: Giancarlo Bigazzi With: Michele Placido, Claudio Amendola, Francesco Benigno
A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and motivate his handful of students, reading them colloquial poetry, encouraging them to stand up for their rights, finding out about their histories. Natale, in for murder, enamored of the Mafia, the King Rat within the group; Mery, a drag queen, arrested for assault when defending himself, in love with Mario and, in daylight, rejected by all; Pietro, illiterate, muscular, believing his destiny is set; the callow Claudio, vulnerable, learning to harden himself. What can Mario learn and do in such a short time?

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Credits

Director

Marco Risi

Composer

Giancarlo Bigazzi

With

Michele Placido, Claudio Amendola, Francesco Benigno

Scenario

Stefano Rulli, Sandro Petraglia

Director of Photography

Mauro Marchetti

Editor

Claudio Di Mauro

Producer

Claudio Bonivento

More information

Dialogue

Italian

Countries of production

Italy

Screenplay based on

'Meri per sempre'(Aurelio Grimaldi)

Year

1989

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