Release date10 February 1993 (1993-02-10) Music directorBattista Lena, Roberto Gatto CastSergio Castellitto (Arturo), Anna Galiena (Mamma di Pippi), Alessia Fugardi (Pippi), Armando De Razza (Marcello), Silvio Vannucci (Gianni), Alessandra Panelli (Fiorella)
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The Great Pumpkin (Italian: Il grande cocomero) is a 1993 Italian drama film directed by Francesca Archibugi. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, and selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. The film focuses on Valentina, a young girl, sent to a psychiatric clinic.
A literal translation of the title would substitute "watermelon" for "pumpkin"; however, the phrase has pop culture cachet from being an intentional mistranslation of "The Great Pumpkin" from the comic strip, Peanuts.