Scugnizzi is a 1989 Italian musical drama, directed by Nanni Loy. The film is also called "Street Kids" in the American market.[1]

Directed byNanni Loy
Produced byGiovanni Di Clemente
Written byNanni Loy
Elvio Porta
StarringLeo Gullotta
Pino Ammendola
Music byClaudio Mattone
CinematographyClaudio Cirillo
Edited byFranco Fraticelli
Distributed byTitanus Distribuzione
Release date
  • 12 October 1989 (1989-10-12) (Italy)
Running time
122 minutes


Fortunato Assante (Leo Gullotta) is an out work/out of money actor. He agrees to take a job teaching drama at a reform school. After some hesitation he realizes the potential and ability of various students, and has pity for the lives these kids have lived on the streets.



David di Donatello Awards[2] Best Music Claudio Mattone Won
Best Song Claudio Mattone Won
Best Costume Design Danda Ortona Nominated
Best Director Nanni Loy Nominated
Best Producer Giovanni di Clemente Nominated
Best Screenplay Nanni Loy
Elvio Porta
Italian Golden Globes Best Original Score Claudio Mattone Won
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists[3] Best Score Claudio Mattone Won
46th Venice International Film Festival[4] Golden Osella/Best Score Won
Little Golden Lion Nanni Loy Won
The President of the Italian Senate's Gold Medal Nanni Loy Won


  1. "Scugnizzi Review". The New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  2. "David di Donatello Awards 1990". Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  3. "Scugnizzi Awards". Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  4. "Venice Film Festival 1989". Retrieved June 28, 2012.

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