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SCHOOL IS OVER

by Valerio Jalongo

synopsis

Some of the teenagers attending the Pestalozzi grammar school do not seem to know the reason for their being there: they are bored, they do the bare minimum and take drugs. Alex is one of the most difficult students, so difficult in fact that two teachers, Aldo Talarico and Daria, give him extra special attention. The relationship between Talarico and Alex changes, however, when the teacher discovers his student’s musical talent. In his desperate search for distance, freedom and love, Alex ultimately confounds the fragile certainties of the adult world that are actually supposed to show him the way.

international title: School Is Over
original title: La scuola è finita
country: Italy, Switzerland
sales agent: Adriana Chiesa Enterprises
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Valerio Jalongo
film run: 85'
release date: IT 12/11/2010
screenplay: Valerio Jalongo, Francesca Marciano, Daniele Luchetti, Alfredo Covelli
cast: Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Fulvio Forti, Antonella Ponziani, Marcello Mazzarella, Alfio Sorbello, Paola Pace
cinematography by: Stefano Falivene
film editing: Mirco Garrone
art director: Giada Calabria
costumes designer: Valentina Taviani
producer: Domenico Gianmaria
production: Ameuropa International, Amka Films, RAI Cinema, RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana, SRG SSR
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC)
distributor: Bolero Film
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