7.2/10
276
6 user 2 critic

Aclà (1992)

La discesa di Aclà a Floristella (original title)
Brutal film about the exploitation of a young Italian boy, who is virtually sold to the operators of a sulphur mine where he is beaten and sexually molested.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

THIS SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP tells of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit run... See full summary »

Director: Jean Delannoy
Stars: Francis Lacombrade, Didier Haudepin, François Leccia
The Boys of St. Vincent (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Director: John N. Smith
Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school.

Directors: Ernst Johansen, Lasse Nielsen
Stars: Anders Agensø, Peter Bjerg, Ove Sprogøe
The Fire That Burns (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.

Director: Christophe Malavoy
Stars: Christophe Malavoy, Michel Aumont, Naël Marandin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland.

Director: Aisling Walsh
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen, Marc Warren
10 1/2 (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Tommy, 10 years old, is well known by Social Services. He is considered a danger to society. Gilles, his guardian at this halfway house, sees potential for redemption in this kid driven by violence.

Director: Daniel Grou
Stars: Claude Legault, Robert Naylor, Eugénie Beaudry
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A fatherless boy whose fixation on a mysterious stranger leads him blindly into a tragedy that is to mark him for life.

Director: Iván Noel
Stars: Francisco Alfonsin, Pedro Salido Saborido, Gonzalo Sánchez Salas
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy.

Director: Roeland Kerbosch
Stars: Maarten Smit, Andrew Kelley, Jeroen Krabbé
Second Best (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Graham, a lonely Welsh postal worker, adopts James, a troubled ten-year-old boy. Graham always wanted a son, but James loves his biological father too much to give Graham a chance. Will the two be able to accept each other as family?

Director: Chris Menges
Stars: William Hurt, Nathan Yapp, Keith Allen
Abandoned (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best... See full summary »

Director: Árpád Sopsits
Stars: Tamás Mészáros, Szabolcs Csizmadia, Attila Zsilák
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

VITO AND THE OTHERS is the groundbreaking film which drew international attention to the problem of neglected youth and street crime in poverty-stricken Naples. The film's opening moments ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Capuano
Stars: Nando Triola, Giovanni Bruno, Pina Leone
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young boy falls in love with a handsome policeman who is investigating his family's criminal activities.

Director: Auraeus Solito
Stars: Nathan Lopez, Soliman Cruz, J.R. Valentin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Francesco Cusimano ...
Aclà Rizzuto
Tony Sperandeo ...
Caramazza
Luigi Maria Burruano ...
Il padre di Aclà
Lucia Sardo ...
La madre di Aclà
Giovanni Alamia ...
Salvo
Benedetto Raneli ...
Il prete
Giuseppe Cusimano ...
Maurizio Rizzuto
Rita Barbanera ...
Concetta Rizzuto
Salvatore Scianna ...
Calogero Rizzuto
Ignazio Donato ...
Pietro
Luciano Venturino ...
Pino Rizzuto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giuseppe Calcagno
Tano Cimarosa
Edit

Storyline

Brutal film about the exploitation of a young Italian boy, who is virtually sold to the operators of a sulphur mine where he is beaten and sexually molested. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 September 1992 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Aclà  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Depressing movie about poverty and child abuse.
29 December 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Aurelio Grimaldi's feature debut chronicles the harsh story of twelve-year-old boy named Aclà sold into slavery by his destitute parents to work in the underground Floristella sulfur mines.Overworked and underfed Aclà toils from Monday to Saturday in the steamy,candle-lit labyrinths.Repeatedly beaten and abused by his "owner" and with constant threats of being raped Aclà plots his escape to the sea..."Acla" is a tragic and sad Italian drama with several truly horrible scenes of child abuse.It shows how cruel and abusive adult people can be in the times of extreme poverty.The performances are great and the climax is very sad.It's hard to enjoy such assault on the senses.8 sulfur mines out of 10.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sad woodingsays
there was another film similar but they did not work in the mine auto78900
Discuss Aclà (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?