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I'm Not Scared (2003)

Io non ho paura (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 7 May 2004 (USA)
A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.

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Cast overview:
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Anna
Dino Abbrescia ...
Pino
Giorgio Careccia ...
Felice
Riccardo Zinna ...
Pietro
Michele Vasca ...
Candela
Susi Sánchez ...
Filippo's mother (as Susy Sánchez)
Antonella Stefanucci ...
Assunta
Diego Abatantuono ...
Sergio
Giuseppe Cristiano ...
Mattia Di Pierro ...
Filippo
Adriana Conserva ...
Barbara
Fabio Tetta ...
Teschio
Giulia Matturro ...
Maria
Stefano Biase ...
Salvatore
Fabio Antonacci ...
Remo
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Storyline

While playing outside one day, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town baddie Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell about his discovery, eventually spilling the beans to his closest friend. Written by Anonymous

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Secrets. Betrayal. Murder. See more »


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Rated R for disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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7 May 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€792,578 (Italy), 16 March 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,292, 11 April 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,615,118, 29 August 2004
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2.35 : 1
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Salvatores interviewed nearly 600 boys for the part of Michele, ultimately settling for novice Giuseppe Cristiano, the son of a Fiat car worker. See more »

Goofs

When Michele's mother cleans blood from between his nose and lips, more blood is visible from his lips down onto his chin, but with the next shot, the blood on his chin is gone. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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Written by Paolo Morelli
Performed by Alunni del Sole
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A Big Surprise
10 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film on the Berlin film festival without having an idea of what may follow, and I was very surprised: this picture is one of the best, at least of this year.

A young boy, growing up in a little village somewhere in Italy, discovers an other young boy hiding in a small hole. Nobody in the whole village seems to know anything about him- but then the enigma around the discovery is revealed when the first boy listens hidden to a conversation about the second boy - and this conversation is held by his parents...

First of all: A great acted movie. The young actors are splendid. A good script too: very moody, and exciting too. Then I have to mention the very nice landscape in which the film is set, and the cinematography capturing it. And so on... a nearly perfect film, and you will do a good choice when seeing it! I do not like superlatives very much, but: 10 out of 10.


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