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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:
Unpretensious yet magical . . . 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
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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Trivia:
One scene breaks the realism in the movie: Michele is approaching the hole, and we can hear loud music and sounds of birds. When he climbs a fence, he yells "Shut up" (or something like that), and both the music and the birds stop at once, and the scene continues in silence.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Michele is dared to walk across the roof beam and is walking across it, in one camera view, one can see he isn't walking across a raised beam at all. The ground can be clearly be seen beside it.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Unpretensious yet magical . . ., 12 April 2009
Author: Greg Mullins from Boca Raton, FL

The real mastery in this film lies in the beautiful simplicity of it's childlikeness. There are few movies in Cinema that portray the innocence and unfeigned nature of children - before the loss of their transparency on the way to adulthood. I know the French film Ponette might come to mind for some lovers of cinema, but that was shot entirely from the perspective of little children almost to the exclusion of grown ups. This film shows the stark contrast of the two worlds by interweaving them, with childhood itself being one of the main characters, as landscapes were for John Ford in so many of his Westerns. Toward the end, it reaches for the sublime in moments of Michelangelo.

For me, the emotional interaction of these very young non actors made the movie spiritual to some degree by way of it's sheer honesty, without compromising the true spirituality in the principles and very adult themes of good vs. evil, betrayal, forgiveness, reaping what you sow, the coming Judgment, and finally - true friendship born of selflessness. Something we adults could learn more from by becoming more like little children ourselves, myself included. I believe this to be one of the best expressions of the young mind in realism, without crossing over into the fantasy that is so common in film today. How refreshing.

Of course all of this speaks for the excellence of the Director and the Writer, who gave us such a beautiful picture. Something that could only be pulled off by adults, albeit with at least the fond memory of a child, if not the heart of one. The cinematography, the very intentional and gorgeous classical score, along with much subtle but deep contrast, make this a modern classic that I will enjoy again and again. I hope you do too.

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