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The Stolen Children (1992)
"Il ladro di bambini" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  3 March 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Antonio
Valentina Scalici ...
Rosetta
Giuseppe Ieracitano ...
Luciano
Florence Darel ...
Martine
Marina Golovine ...
Nathalie
Fabio Alessandrini ...
Grignani
Agostino Zumbo ...
Sacerdoie istituto
Vitalba Andrea ...
sorella di Antonio
Massimo De Lorenzo ...
Papaleo
Celeste Brancato ...
signora Papaleo
Vincenzo Peluso ...
Carabiniere napoletano
Santo Santonocito ...
Carabiniere siciliano
Renato Carpentieri ...
Maresciallo
Maria Pia Di Giovanni ...
madre Rosetta
Lello Serao ...
cliente casa 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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The producer Angelo Rizzoli Jr. wanted Antonio Banderas to play Antonio's role, but Gianni Amelio refused to cast him. See more »

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Enthralled by the children's performances
18 August 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie is the story of a journey, a common theme among movie-makers. In this film a policeman is charged with the transfer of two children (aged 11 and 9)from Milano to a Home for Children in Sicily. It is based on a newspaper report which gives authenticity to the story. Remarkable performances are given by the children who amazingly have had no previous experience in film-acting. Eye contact between the main characters is particularly powerful. The policeman also acts convincingly. He finds the resentful children a difficult pair to control. The 11-year old has a secret(about her life of prostitution) and her young brother is an asthmatic sadly in need of his father who has abandoned them. There are some tender scenes in the film where the policeman introduces the children to his happy extended family, where the policeman gives the boy some swimming lessons in the sea and where they agree to find each other when the boy leaves the Home at 15 years of age. A simple theme but so enthralling.


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