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Caterina in the Big City (Caterina va in città)

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Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:January 1, 2003
Running time:106 minutes
Cast:Alice Teghil, Sergio Castellitto, Margherita Buy, Antonio Carnevale, Silvio Vannucci
Director:Paolo Virzì
Producer:Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz
Writer:Francesco Bruni, Paolo Virzì
Distributor:Empire Films

Description: A 15-year-old provincial girl moves to Rome and finds her new private school is a microcosm of the cultural and political divisions of Italian society. When her parents, Giancarlo and Agata, move from a seaside town in Tuscany to an ailing aunt's apartment in the big city, Caterina is ready for something new. Dad, a teacher in a tech school, has undisguised social ambitions and is delighted to see a list of famous last names attending his old alma mater, where Caterina will also be going. Her class is split between revolutionary no-globals and rich kids who parrot their parents' conservative ideas. Both sides try to bring the new girl into their sphere of influence. She's first drawn to Margherita, a mercurial hippie princess and soon falls in with the flighty Daniela and her circle of rich, cell phone totting mall-rats. As her parent's marriage disintegrates in the face of her father's social frustrations, Catherina finds comfort in her extended family and hope for the future in a budding romance (and perhaps the prospect of emigration someday) with a boy from Australia.

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