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THE YOUNG OBSERVANT

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Directed by Davide Maldi
Italy, 2019
Documentary
      Italian
      English & 5 more
      CAUTION

Synopsis

A fourteen-year-old boy’s life in the mountains is about to end as he is soon to enroll in catering school. The institution he attends is renowned for its strict rules: the lessons on cooking, dining etiquette, and religion make each student daily confront their weaknesses, insecurities and skills.

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Discipline is no fun for teenagers, but this immersive documentary finds humor in the fascinating, decadent universe of a hotel school where boys are meticulously trained to serve. Davide Maldi’s touching rite of passage compassionately reveals how the journey to adulthood comes with a rule book.

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Synopsis

A fourteen-year-old boy’s life in the mountains is about to end as he is soon to enroll in catering school. The institution he attends is renowned for its strict rules: the lessons on cooking, dining etiquette, and religion make each student daily confront their weaknesses, insecurities and skills.

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The Young ObservantDirected byDavide Maldi
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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
2019
Torino Film Festival
2019 | Special Mention: Best Documentary (Italian)

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