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Aclà (1992)
"La discesa di Aclà a Floristella" (original title)

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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.

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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
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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>

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Another Excellent Film Out Of Italy
25 July 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

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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