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José Ramón Lafita,
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Teresa Ann Savoy,
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David Kinne <email@example.com>
I've known about this film for quite some time now but did not get around to watching it until today.
A film based on a boy's real life, this movie depicts a time in history when everyone had to work to support the family, even children.
Acla Rizzuto, wonderfully portrayed by Francesco Cusimano, comes of age and has to go to work with his father in the sulfur mines, sulfur which is being used for the war. Unfortunately, Acla is sold into what appears to be slavery and is required to work for his "master" for eight years, from age 11 until age 19). This appeared to be a normal thing during that time period.
Even though Acla's working conditions and frequent beatings were rough, they never seemed to dash a boy's dreams of a better life.
An excellent movie for all ages.
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