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The Flight of the Innocent (1992)
"La corsa dell'innocente" (original title)

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The boy Vito is a portrait of beauty and wide-eyed innocence spawned from a violent family of kidnapers and murderers in the South of Italy. When his entire family is murdered by a rival ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vito
Federico Pacifici ...
Scarface
Salvatore Borghese ...
Vito's Father
Lucio Zagaria ...
Orlando
Giusi Cataldo ...
Giovanna
Massimo Lodolo ...
Rocco
Anita Zagaria ...
Vito's Mother
Isabelle Mantero ...
Policewoman
Nicola Di Pinto ...
Questor
Severino Saltarelli ...
Scarface's Driver
Gianfranco Barra ...
Porter
Giovanni Pallavicino ...
Vito's Grandfather
Anna Lelio ...
Vito's Grandmother
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Don Silvio
Ester Galazzi ...
Old woman
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The boy Vito is a portrait of beauty and wide-eyed innocence spawned from a violent family of kidnapers and murderers in the South of Italy. When his entire family is murdered by a rival clan of kidnapers, Vito must flee for his own life and in the end attempts to make atonement for some of his family's sins. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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9 October 1992 (Italy)  »

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The Flight of the Innocent  »

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31 March 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Jtur has a fair point, you could add that the picture never shows how young Vito obtains the address of his goal---but this is a parable, not a New Realism movie with peasants employed as actors. The most striking feature of this highly cinematic picture is that for the whole 101 minutes it has little dialogue. You could write the lines on a couple of pages. It cuts to the chase in the first 30 seconds, and never stops. At the climactic moment, when the young hero bursts into speech for the first time, putting his own life on the line and thereby redeeming his whole murdered criminal family, it has marvellous dramatic, emotional and philosophical impact, nobly underlined by the literary epitaph. Somehow, I can't see the Disney organisation taking on a big issue and dramatically working out its theme in this way. Flight of the Innocent is so well structured. Every 10 minutes, there is a plot point, and it certainly has no "sagging centre"---an exceptional achievement in any picture. The boy just runs and runs and runs, until he is in the arms of---well, don't let's spoil the story, because this is a passionate statement about a genuine horror of southern Italian life, and well worth seeing.


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