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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

Director Gianni Amelio was inspired to write this film after reading an article in a newspaper. See more »

Connections

Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

A lei
Written by Roberto Vecchioni, M. Paoluzzi
Performed by Anna Oxa
Courtesy of warner Chappell - Fortissimo - Sony Music
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italy road movie north to south

The story of a young carabiniere that has been assigned the job to escort a couple of minors from Milan to their native Sicily. Stops along the way include the riviera (around Genova or Livorno), Rome, Calabria. Travel is done by train and by car. We see segments of italy in their socio-economic regional realities. The folks in Calabria are seen living next to a busy road in a house with no stucco covering the bare bricks, a common tactic used in the south to qualify for a taxation exemption (being the house not completed). Smartly filmed, it candidly reveals an Italy closer to what natives struggling to make a living would experience in having to travel along the length of the Italian booth. This is a fictional movie, but there is an effort to make evident how realistically people live today.


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