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Maria Montessori: una vita per i bambini

2007
3h 20m
Drama
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Cast

Paola Cortellesi (Maria Montessori)Massimo Poggio (Giuseppe Montesano)Gianmarco Tognazzi (Cardi)Alberto Cracco (Preside Baccelli)Alessandro Lucente (Mario Montessori)Adalberto Maria Merli (Alessandro Montessori)Imma Piro (Teresa)Giulia Lazzarini (Renilde Montessori)Lisa Gastoni (Gemma Montesano)Giovanni Bissaca (Talamo)Anna Ciancia (Carla)Silvana De Santis (Ada)Susy Laude (Rita)Alba Rohrwacher (Anna)Fulvio Pepe (Martinelli)Zoe Tavarelli (Aurora)Claudio Bertoni (Manager of the insane asylum)Martina Klier (A.Americana)

Director

Gianluca Maria Tavarelli

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Synopsis

The story of Maria Montessori the most famous pedagogue of the world. She spent all her life to make her "metodo" (method) accepted in the archaic Italian school system, while the rest of the world immediately understand the importance of her theories. She was the first Italian Doctor, a famous feminist, a scientist. Her private life was hit by having an illegitimate son and by the Fascism that didn't want to accept completely her theories.

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