La Medaglia (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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In a working-class neighborhood of post-WWII Turin, Italy, 10-year-old Anna (Tresy Taddei) lives with her mother, Lidia (Antonella Ponziani), a secretary in a factory typing pool. As a partisan during the war, Anna's father died a hero. Anna's Catholic teacher (Maria Monti) awards a medal to the best pupil. Anna hopes to earn the medal, but her mother's politics and activities as a union organizer could prove a stumbling block. Shown at the 1997 Venice Film Festival.

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daughter, hero, labor-relations, mother, partisan, politician, secretary, teacher