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by Giorgia Cecere


1953. Nena, a girl from the south of Italy, has to travel far from home to get her first job as a teacher. She is sad, not because she has to leave her mother and sister, with whom everything is clear and sometimes difficult, but because she is having a serious love affair with someone from her village to whom she is very committed: a young upper-middle class man who seems to sincerely feel the same. They promise that nothing will change between them. It is only until June and then she can ask for a transfer. And so she leaves, a little sad and a little curious about what is in store for her. But what she finds is completely different from what she imagined. It’s much worse: a school isolated on a high mountain plain, wild children, people she has nothing in common with and a hostile environment. She sticks it out because of pride and because Francesco loves her for her courage, until one cold February day when everything goes wrong, everything seems lost forever...

original title: Il primo incarico
country: Italy
sales agent: RAI Com
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Giorgia Cecere
film run: 90'
screenplay: Giorgia Cecere, Yang Li Xiang
cast: Isabella Ragonese, Francesco Chiarello, Alberto Boll, Miriana Protopapa, Rita Schirinzi
cinematography by: Giovanni Troilo
film editing: Annalisa Forgione
art director: Sabrina Balestra
costumes designer: Sabrina Beretta, Akiko Kusayanagi
music: Donatello Pisanello
producer: Donatella Botti
production: Bianca Film, Saietta Film
backing: Apulia Film Commission
distributor: Teodora Film
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