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The Flavor of Corn (1986)

Il sapore del grano (original title)
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Lorenzo, a handsome first-year professor in an isolated Italian village, falls under the spell of his most beguiling pupil, a dark-haired, starry-eyed 12-year-old named Duilio. As Lorenzo's... See full summary »

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Gianni Da Campo

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Gianni Da Campo
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Complete credited cast:
Lorenzo Lena Lorenzo Lena ... Lorenzo
Marco Mestriner Marco Mestriner ... Duilio
Alba Mottura Alba Mottura
Egidio Termine Egidio Termine
Mattia Pinoli Mattia Pinoli
Paolo Garlato Paolo Garlato
Elena Barbalich Elena Barbalich
Elisabetta Barbini Elisabetta Barbini
Efisio Coletti Efisio Coletti
Maria Baldo Maria Baldo
Michele Pastres Michele Pastres
Marina Vlady
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Lorenzo, a handsome first-year professor in an isolated Italian village, falls under the spell of his most beguiling pupil, a dark-haired, starry-eyed 12-year-old named Duilio. As Lorenzo's relationship with his heartless girlfriend deteriorates, he finds himself walking the fields with his loving student. When their idyllic friendship is questioned by Duilio's suspicious stepmother, Lorenzo is brought to a crisis of conscience. Written by <vincentr@axess.com>

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Sapore Del Grano - The Flavor Of Corn (1986)
8 January 2007 | by ninoguapoSee all my reviews

My guess is that this movie is going to evoke different feelings in different people. I felt disappointed- not of the movie – I like it a lot, but of the way the leading character (a first year teachers) choose to follow – I almost screamed " how dare you " – even trough I know that some people would say that he did the right thing. The scenes were filmed very professionally – the river, the barn, the fields – you just have to see it for yourself. There is one thing that I find strange – the open minded people that live in the rural Italy in the 80s – this is almost unbelievable - for its time I am sure that this movie was considered very controversial – I won't be surprised if it is considered controversial even today . Feeling such as friendship and love are portrayed very good and there is a lot of romance – even trough sometimes it gets between all that clusters of the routine live. Trough I enjoyed the movie – it made me sad – it did not surprised me much , as I know that there is rarely a thing which one could consider perfect – even if thing is called love – and probably especially if that thing is love. I can only hope that someday people will realise that the important thing is the love itself


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