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Roberto Faenza (screenplay)
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In 1942, in Amsterdam, the three year-old boy Jonah, his father and his mother are deported by the Germans to a concentration camp... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Roberto Faenza 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roberto Faenza  screenplay
Hugh Fleetwood  in collaboration with
Jona Obersky  novel "Childhood"
Filippo Ottoni  in collaboration with

Produced by
Gianna Bellavia .... producer: RAI
Elda Ferri .... producer
Muse .... associate producer (as 'Muse')
Áron Sipos .... producer (uncredited)
Dénes Szekeres .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
János Kende (director of photography) (as Janos Kende)
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
Casting by
Riitta Haley 
Production Design by
László Gárdonyi  (as Laszlo Gardonyi)
Mariya Ivanova  (as Maria Ivanova)
Costume Design by
Elisabetta Beraldo 
Makeup Department
Giusy Bovino .... chief hair stylist (as Giusi Bovino)
Erzsébet Forgács .... makeup artist (as Erzsebet Forgacs)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianni Arduini .... first assistant director
Tatiana Zareva .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... dialogue editor
Fausto Ancillai .... re-recording mixer
Cesare D'Amico .... sound editor
Pascal D'Hueppe .... boom operator
Bernard Rochut .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
László Bille .... assistant director of photography (as Laszlo Bille)
Ottavio Ferrario .... still photographer: Photo Movie
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea Wallace .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Pierfrancesco Achilli .... second assistant editor
Alessandro Baragli .... second assistant editor
Patrizia Ceresani .... first assistant editor
Rita Mauro .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Ennio Morricone .... conductor
Ennio Morricone .... orchestrator
Other crew
Anna Bacchelli .... production assistant
Patrizia Biancamano .... public relations: Intesa & Intesa
Karin Borst .... production coordinator: Netherlands
Enrico De Bernart .... production coordinator
Katia De Rossi .... production assistant
Aldo Mafera .... title designer
Andrea Manganelli .... production coordinator: Netherlands
Francesca Martinotti .... public relations: Intesa & Intesa
Joelle Mnouchkine .... production coordinator: France
Patti Vailati .... publicist
Massimo Aversano .... account cashier (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Jona che visse nella balena" - Italy (original title)
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100 min
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Melodramatic View of the War, 18 September 2016
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1942, in Amsterdam, the three year-old boy Jonah (Luke Petterson), his father (Jean-Hugues Anglade) and his mother (Juliet Aubrey) are deported by the Germans to a concentration camp. Along the years, Jonah (Jenner Del Vecchio) grows up protected and oriented by his mother since his father was sent to another camp and has passed away.

"Jona che visse nella balena" is a film that looks like a soap-opera, with a melodramatic and sometimes stupid view of the World War II. The screenplay is awful with the most unbelievable scenes. For example, the group of Jews challenges the Germans singing with no consequences; Jonah's father leaves the transportation truck to bring his cigars that he has forgotten; Jonah's father is ill but has strength and desire for having intercourse with his wife; the older Jewish children are happy as if they were in a playground and evil enough to send the little Jonah to dangerous situations. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Jonah Que Viveu na Baleia" ("Jonah Who Lived in the Whale")

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