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The Stolen Children (1992)

Il ladro di bambini (original title)
Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Antonio
Valentina Scalici ...
Rosetta
Giuseppe Ieracitano ...
Luciano
Florence Darel ...
Martine
Marina Golovine ...
Nathalie
Renato Carpentieri ...
Maresciallo
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Sorella di Antonio
Fabio Alessandrini ...
Grignani
Vincenzo Peluso ...
Carabiniere napoletano
Massimo De Lorenzo ...
Papaleo
Celeste Brancato ...
Signora Papaleo
Santo Santonocito ...
Carabiniere siciliano
Lello Serao ...
Cliente casa Rosetta
Agostino Zumbo ...
Sacerdote istituto
Maria Pia Di Giovanni ...
Madre Rosetta
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Storyline

Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the relation between Antonio and the children is tough, but it relaxes so they become temporary friends. Written by Anonymous

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3 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Ladrão de Crianças  »

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$931,280 (USA)
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Trivia

The producer Angelo Rizzoli wanted, against Amelio's opinion, Antonio Banderas to play Antonio's role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Joannis Amaelii, animula, vagula blandula (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Fabio Pianigiani and Gianna Nannini
Performed by Gianna Nannini
Courtesy of Gienne Z
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Powerful, brilliant piece of filmmaking
28 February 1999 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

'Il Ladro Di Bambini' is one of the most moving pieces of cinema I've ever seen, and it reminds me so clearly why I love film. I've just seen it, and I'm still very emotional over what I saw. The children play the roles perfectly, and Enrico Lo Verso's performance is brilliant as well. It's such a simple film actually, but so incredibly powerful. The scene where Luciano tells Antonio that he'll come looking for him as soon as he's turned 15, no matter where he is, made me cry. This is a true, honest film about trust, that I will treasure for a long time to come.


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