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The Nanny

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Year of participation 2006
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The Nanny
Producer(s) Pier Giorgio Bellocchio
Director(s) Marco Bellocchio
Script Marco Bellocchio, Daniela Ceselli,
Director of Photography Giuseppe Lanci
Production designer Marco Dentici
Music by Carlo Crivelli
Sound Maurizio Argentieri
Edit Francesca Calvelli
Cast Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Maya Sansa, Jacqueline Lustig, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Gisella Burinato, Elda Alvigini, Eleonora Danco, Fabio Camilli, Michele Placido
 

Synopsis

Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to leave her own baby behind. To the consternation and increasing anger of the wife, the nanny immediately bonds with the couple's infant son - Annette's a natural. Against a backdrop of leftist demonstrations, Annette, who's lover is a teacher jailed for subversion, asks the doctor to teach her to read and write. Her nature and curiosity, the doctor's bland ideas, he and his wife's problems, and the two infants bring the story to a head.

Awards
David di Donatello- Best Costume Design, 2000.

 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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