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A particularly vivid and realistic portrayal of the emotional rupture between a father recently released from jail and his 12 year-old son, following a dark family tragedy that no one has strength enough to confront.
José Ramón Lafita,
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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