N.1/2017 Figure della Maturità

La filosofia di Epicuro in Immaturi di Paolo Genovese

Luca Girardi

Università Vita e Salute – san Raffaele, Milano

Published in June, 2017

The philosophy of Epicurus in Immaturi by Paolo Genovese


The aim of this paper is to analyze the philosophical quotations contained in Immaturi (2010), an Italian comedy film written and directed by Paolo Genovese. This movie is about a group of former high school fellows who are requested to repeat their high school graduation exam (in Italian, literally “maturity exam”) because of a bureaucratic hitch with their diplomas. The repetition of the exam will prove an occasion for them to come to terms with their past and to replan their future. The most interesting thing in the movie is that this process of maturation is supported by a constant confrontation with the moral thought of Epicurus and humanities in general, which shows the relevance of this field of knowledge from a moral and existential point of view.


maturity exam, Epicuro, Paolo Genovese, high school, future

Critical Journal of History of Ideas
International Philosophy Journal

Andrea Tagliapietra and Sebastiano Ghisu

Giovanni Campus

Authorized by Tribunale di Sassari n.455 del 14/7/2008 - ISSN 2035-732X - ISSN (Paper edition) 2035-732X