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Writers:
Niccolò Ammaniti (novel)
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Release Date:
7 May 2004 (USA) 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:
What lies beneath See more (89 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
Marco Mauti .... protools consultant
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
Alvaro Gramigna .... foley artist
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
Maya Amsellem .... International Sales (WestEnd Films )
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
Eve Schoukroun .... international sales: WestEnd Films
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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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 the boy first finds the hole, he is wearing a red short sleeved shirt. In the next shot he is wearing a tank top, and then the red short sleeve shirt again.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
What lies beneath, 16 April 2004
Author: jotix100 from New York

Having seen the trailer for the film, I was intrigued. If one doesn't catch an Italian film cycle, it's almost impossible to see a film from that country lately, even in a cosmopolitan city like New York. This film has just been released for a commercial run. Having seen "Mediterraneo" from the same director, Gabriele Salvatores, was another reason for taking a look at this movie.

The film depicts the horrors that Italy lived in the 70s with a wave of kidnappings. While a lot had political undertones, the fact remains that a lot of children were kidnapped for a ransom.

The idyllic way the film unfolds, with the children running freely in the wheat fields, is a sharp contrast of the mystery that is hidden, in a hole, by the abandoned house where they go to play. Michele, the boy at the center of the story, discovers the dark secret that will involve his own family and will end in a tragedy.

This is a story about friendship, loyalty and the realization of the ugliness behind what appears a serene, if poor, family life. Giuseppe Cristiano plays the young boy with conviction and makes us believe he is that boy presented in the story. It also speaks volumes how children interplay with others of their same age no matter whether they are rich, or poor.

The director is to be congratulated for dealing with the subject matter and making us care about a little boy that had the courage to save a life. We'll be looking forward other films from Mr. Salvatores, very soon.

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