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The Legend of the Christmas Witch (2018)

La Befana vien di notte (original title)
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During the day Paola is an ordinary primary school teacher, but at night, she turns into The Christmas Witch, a magical creature who brings gifts to the good kids.

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Michele Soavi
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Cast overview:
Paola Cortellesi Paola Cortellesi ... Paola / Befana
Stefano Fresi ... Mr. Johnny
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ... Giacomo
Giovanni Calcagno Giovanni Calcagno ... Igor
Giuseppe Lo Piccolo Giuseppe Lo Piccolo ... Smilzo
Luca Avagliano Luca Avagliano ... Gino
Francesco Mura Francesco Mura ... Riccardo
Clòe Romagnoli ... Sveva
Diego Delpiano Diego Delpiano ... Ivan
Odette Adado Odette Adado ... Emilia
Jasper Gonzales Cabal Jasper Gonzales Cabal ... Giuseppe
Robert Ganea Robert Ganea ... Leo
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During the day Paola is an ordinary primary school teacher, but at night, she turns into The Christmas Witch, a magical creature who brings gifts to the good kids.

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 December 2018 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of the Christmas Witch See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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$8,843,216
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2.35 : 1
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Who is the audience?
1 October 2019 | by mirko-giumentaroSee all my reviews

I was expecting this movie to be good because of Paola Cortellesi, but what a waste! It's not clear if it is a children movie or not. Mostly it is, if it weren't for all the curse words in it. The movie is really unrealistic (and I'm not talking about the Christmas witch), so it can only be considered a children movie, but I wouldn't let my children see it if the characters say all of those curses. So, who is the audience? Because they failed in both cases.


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