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I'm Not Scared -- Something sinister is lurking under the surface of 10-year old Michele's idyllic summer. While the days in his remote southern Italian village are filled with the familiar routines of childhood, a chance discovery leads to a shocking revelation.

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Writers:
Niccolò Ammaniti (novel)
Niccolò Ammaniti (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
14 March 2003 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Secrets. Betrayal. Murder. See more »
Plot:
A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
11 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Original and Sensitive Story of Innocence and Compassion – An Unforgettable Gem See more (88 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Giuseppe Cristiano ... Michele
Mattia Di Pierro ... Filippo
Adriana Conserva ... Barbara
Fabio Tetta ... Teschio
Giulia Matturro ... Maria
Stefano Biase ... Salvatore
Fabio Antonacci ... Remo

Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Anna
Dino Abbrescia ... Pino
Giorgio Careccia ... Felice
Antonella Stefanucci ... Assunta
Riccardo Zinna ... Pietro
Michele Vasca ... Candela
Susi Sánchez ... Filippo's mother (as Susy Sánchez)
Diego Abatantuono ... Sergio
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emilio Fede ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Gabriele Salvatores 
 
Writing credits
Niccolò Ammaniti (novel)

Niccolò Ammaniti (screenplay) and
Francesca Marciano (screenplay)

Produced by
Marco Chimenz .... producer
Miguel Menéndez de Zubillaga .... associate producer
Giovanni Stabilini .... producer
Maurizio Totti .... producer
Riccardo Tozzi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ezio Bosso 
Pepo Scherman 
 
Cinematography by
Italo Petriccione 
 
Film Editing by
Massimo Fiocchi 
 
Casting by
Fabiola Banzi 
Fabio Scamoni 
 
Production Design by
Giancarlo Basili 
 
Art Direction by
Ivana Gargiulo 
 
Costume Design by
Patrizia Chericoni 
Florence Emir 
 
Makeup Department
Luigi Ciminelli .... key makeup artist
Fabrizio Nanni .... hair stylist
Giovanna Turco .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alessandro Baragli .... post-production supervisor
Ferdinando Bonifazi .... production manager
Attila Mancarella .... production supervisor
Antonio Tacchia .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Daniele .... first assistant director
Carlotta Moratti .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Mirko Donati .... property master
Cosimo Giannuzzi .... construction coordinator
Elena Stanzani .... painter
 
Sound Department
Tullio Arcangeli .... sound effects editor
Daniela Bassani .... sound editor
Piergiorgio De Luca .... sound effects editor
Mauro Lazzaro .... sound recordist
Danilo Moroni .... sound mixer
Luca Novelli .... boom operator
Massimo Puccio .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Dan Edelstein .... supervising sound editor: US release (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Sergio Cremasco .... digital color timing
Stefano Marinoni .... visual effects supervisor
Federica Nisi .... visual effects coordinator
Alex Ongaro .... visual effects
Paola Trisoglio .... visual effects producer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Antonello .... still photographer
Dario Badia .... grip
Massimo Barbona .... grip
Massimo Barbona .... key grip
Mauro Blonna .... video assist operator
Alessandro Chiara .... camera operator
Daniele Circelli .... electrician
Simone D'Onofrio .... assistant camera
Fabio De Meis .... gaffer
Luciano Durante .... grip
Claudio Gallicchio .... electrician
Giovanni Gebbia .... Steadicam operator
Mauro Mura .... electrician
Claudio Palmieri .... assistant camera
Paolo Palmulli .... grip
Roberto Ridolfi .... electrician
Cristiano Trentini .... electrician
Fabrizio Vicari .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen Agostinelli .... key costumer (as Carmelina Agostinelli)
 
Editorial Department
Gianni Cerniglia .... color technician
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color supervisor
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color timer
Anna del Dotto .... second assistant editor
David Tomasini .... assistant editor
Matt Garner .... editorial consultant: US release (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Giovanni Arcadu .... music supervisor
Goffredo Gibellini .... score mix engineer
 
Other crew
Joshua Berman .... co-production supervisor
Paola Bonelli .... script supervisor
Bob Buchholz .... english language director
Aurora Cancian .... voice dubbing: Susi Sánchez
Paola Costa .... production secretary
Roberto Luvisotti .... production administrator
Matteo Tacchia .... accountant
Patrizia Wachter .... press attache
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Io non ho paura" - Italy (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing images and language
Runtime:
108 min | Canada:101 min | Argentina:107 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
Continuity: When Michele is climbing the barricade to Filippo's new hiding place his flashlight is on, as we see him come over the top on the other side the flashlight is off and he has to turn it on.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Se telefonandoSee more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Original and Sensitive Story of Innocence and Compassion – An Unforgettable Gem, 3 January 2006
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the field in the country of Italy, the ten years old Michele (Giuseppe Cristiano) accidentally finds a weird boy in a hole in an abandoned farmhouse. He gives water and feeds the boy; he finds his name, Fillipo (Mattia Di Pierro), they are of the same age and Michele becomes his friend. In his innocence, Michele finds the nasty secret hidden by his family about Fillipo.

"Io non ho Paura" was a great surprise for me. I have just watched this movie and I did not have any information about this original and sensitive low paced story of innocence and compassion. The screenplay is perfect, developing the characters and disclosing the secrets through the innocent eyes of a ten years old boy, having a sensational plot point, in a wonderful landscape and a very sentimental soundtrack. The direction and the cinematography are remarkable, and when Michele rides his bicycle at night, we can see the night creatures in the fields. The performances of Giuseppe Cristiano, in a beautiful and morally strong character, and Mattia Di Pierro, in the role of a defenseless victim, are awesome. This awarded "Io non ho Paura" is an unforgettable gem to be discovered by lovers of a great cinema. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Eu Não Tenho Medo" ("I Have No Fear")

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