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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
Vitalba Andrea ...
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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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 »

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Leaving Now
Written by C. Nicolosi, E. Giubinelli
Performed by Novecento
Courtesy of Warner Chappell - Pull
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heartbreaker
8 May 2002 | by (st. pete, fla) – See all my reviews

This film is one that will be difficult to view. The basis of the film is that two children are taken away from their abusive mother. Lo Verso must escort them to an orphanage however the orphanage does not want the children. I won't spoil anything for you, but I will say that this type of film would never be made in the US. The themes that are suggested are extremely controversial.

I too agree with many people when they say that this is one of the best acting performances by children ever.


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