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500 theatres for La scuola più bella del mondo

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- Alongside Miniero’s new comedy, this Thursday The Ice Forest, Two Days, One Night, Frank and Three Strikes are released in cinemas

500 theatres for La scuola più bella del mondo
Miriam Leone and Christian De Sica in La scuola più bella del mondo

A new version of North meets/confronts South, one of Luca Miniero’s established trademarks, following the success of Benvenuti al Sud [+see also:
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, Benvenuti al Nord [+see also:
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 and Un boss in salotto [+see also:
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, arrives this Thursday in Italian cinemas. In La scuola più bella del mondo [+see also:
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, the Neapolitan director and screenwriter returns to joke about regional diversity by comparing an average Tuscan school directed by a fussy and ambitious headmaster (Christian De Sica) with a class of wild Neapolitan kids led by an eccentric and listless teacher (Rocco Papaleo), strangely and unwillingly united as sister cities. Also starring in this musical-comedy with animation inserts are Angela Finocchiaro and Miriam Leone. Distribution, in 500 theatres, is managed by Universal.

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Arriving directly from the Rome Film Festival are Claudio Noce’s Alpine thriller, The Ice Forest [+see also:
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interview: Claudio Noce
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(read the review – and interview), launched by Fandango in 20 theatres, and Tre tocchi [+see also:
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by Marco Risi. The latter, in 21 theatres with Ambi Pictures, stars six men who work as actors (or at least they’d like to). Their stories intertwine via a football match and an audition, combining all their passions and frustrations, joys and disappointments, successes and failures. Also screened last October in Rome was Nightcrawler, with Jake Gyllenhaal, released today in 200 theatres with Notorious Pictures.

From the Cannes Festival is the long-awaited arrival of Two Days, One Night [+see also:
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interview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
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by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, starring Marion Cotillard. The film is released on 13 November in Rome and Milan, and 20 November in all of Italy, distributed in 100 theatres by BiM. Frank [+see also:
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is another European release. This surprising black comedy with Michael Fassbender is directed by Irish director Lenny Abrahamson and distributed by I Wonder Pictures in collaboration with Unipol Biografilm Collection (26 theatres).

For non-European releases this Thursday, aside from Nightcrawler, audiences will find in cinemas the family movie Midnight Sun (Medusa Film, 300 theatres), the horror Clown (M2 Pictures, 150 theatres) and romantic comedy Words and Pictures (Adler Entertainment, 52 theatres), starring Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen.

(Translated from Italian)

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