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Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
½ June 4, 2015
In "The Professor," Daniele Dominici(Alain Delon) and his wife Monica(Lea Massari) land in Remini, more or less on their feet. For him that involves teaching high school and finding a card game, led by Spider(Giancarlo Giannini). But on his first day at work, Daniele gets into trouble by going across the street to get a newspaper during class. On the plus side, he makes a connection with Vanina(Sonia Petrovna), one of his students.

"The Professor" is a downbeat and thoughtful examination of two people who in different ways are haunted by their collective pasts and classic literature. In this way, the movie carefully and deliberately dispenses with the characters' histories while making neat use of the various settings. At the same time, the scenes involving Alain Delon and Giancarlo Giannini resonate with their excellent chemistry together.
March 26, 2009
Je ne connais pas de plus bel exemple de viscontisme decale. "Le Professeur" est un film poisseux, maladif voire mortifere. Delon en depressif romantique perdu et eperdu est tres bon.
December 22, 2008
Mi ci sono imbattuto per caso, e non ho resistito alla curiosita'. Per me Alain Delon fino a oggi era un residuato bellico che "comparsava" raramente in qualche trasmissione televisiva riimbalsamato per l'occasione, con questa pelle un po' butterata e cadente, con una nomea e quel fare da figo che a vederlo per la prima volta diresti che potrebbe essere bello solo per qualche signorina ottantenne.
Eppure senza saperlo nel film l'ho riconosciuto subito. Primo elogio va a questi film un po' crudi degli anni 70, sempre un po' molesti, un po' "morbide" e con delle sceneggiature da dramma teatrale quotidianizzato che hanno un fascino particolare. Lui non recita male, quell'aria da tenebroso che ora risulta ridicola, era meno accentuata e piu' consona ai tempi. E soprattutto era in un film, non si puo' recitare 24 ore su 24... Il film sostiene bene la tensione drammatica in tutto il suo corso e soprattutti i personaggi allora venivano disegnati sporchi, con tratto marcato. Rispetto al cinema attuale, invece che vedere un film sembra di seguire un fumetto "squalo" di allora, e chi davvero non e' mai stato colto da questa impura curiosita'?
June 12, 2008
the "poet of melancholy's" probably most melancholic and beautiful film. unmissable!!!!
Super Reviewer
May 3, 2008
A sensitive, passionate, and melancholic Antonioni-like drama with great performances, namely Alain Delon as a world-weary poetry professor, captivated by his student Vanina, a beautiful girl who is also marked by problems.
February 17, 2008
This is one of the best dramatic movies monsieur Delon ever made in his career. It is poetic, melancholic, and beautifully photographed. Delon was in a role that is not his stereotype. I won't reveal the plot, you've got to see it yourself, and hopefully be able to appreciate the beauty of the story and Delon's performance. Myself, I've seen it close to 50 times.
½ January 27, 2008
actress is beautiful!
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