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Festivals / Awards
Berlin: Silver Bear
Original title : Pipicacadodo (Chiedo Asilo)
Comedy-drama | 1979 | 115'
Director: Marco Ferreri
Countries of production : Italy - France
Cast: Roberto Benigni, Dominique Laffin, Carlo, Chiara Moretti
Color - Italian - 2K restoration
A poignant comedy starring Roberto Benigni in one of his earliest screen performances as a nonconformist teacher who joins the staff of a strict nursery school. Although his unconventional techniques bring magic to his young students, his methods stir controversy among the more traditionally minded parents and school administrators. The police become involved when he helps a young five-year-old run away from home.