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Silvio is sixteen and is more interested in girls than politics. When his high school is occupy by students, he takes the chance to find his soulmate. He and his friend Ponzi experience the anxiety of love and sex. The occupation is shut down by the police. After a first deception, Silvio will find his first love almost by chance.Written by
Many of you who will watch this movie will not understand it. Yes, it is a very simple movie on the surface: young kids live their lives through school, love, troubles, and coping with growing up... all this is great, but you need to understand the culture. This movie was made in Italy, Rome to be exact which is very important. I saw this movie for the first time when i was in high school in 1999... i went with my friends from high school (by the way i'm from Rome too) and it was like seeing images from my own life. The divisions between clothing explained at the beginning of the movie are very real and go deeper than just what you wear, but what you believe in and what you stand for. The taking over of the school is not an excuse for sex, as other people have said about the movie, but is a way of showing that we matter, (yes i have participated in two of these myself). As it said in one part of the movie "I don't want to look back and see I've made crap of my life, like everything has been already said and done". That's why they do it, because they want to matter... the sex and love just come with the growing up and coming to terms with one's life. Even now, as a twenty-something I still look back at this movie (which has been released in America under the name -like forever in my mind-) with melancholia and joy that i could have my youth portrayed so realistically and truthfully as in this movie, no one could have done it better. Too bad many of you might not ever get to really appreciate it beyond the simple story it's telling.
Check out also the movie "Ovosodo".
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