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A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are ... See full summary »

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Prosper (as Aaron Johnson)
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Ida
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Dottor Massimo
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A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are befriended by a gang of young urchins and their enigmatic leader, the Thief Lord. From their home base of an old cinema theater, the children steal from the rich to support themselves and soon capture the interest of a bumbling detective. However, a greater threat to the children is something from a forgotten past-- a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself. Written by Kasey and Toby

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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5 January 2006 (Germany)  »

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Gospodar lopova  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£38,737 (UK) (26 May 2006)

Gross:

£116,643 (UK) (26 May 2006)
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Trivia

Part of the exterior Venice scenes were actually filmed on a large set in Luxembourg. See more »

Goofs

In the fight between the boys and the Aunt and Uncle where Mosca jumps the Uncle, Hornet is holding Bo in the long shots, but in the close-ups Bo is missing from the shot altogether. See more »

Quotes

Prosper: [taking his letter] We may be young but we're not completely stupid.
Barbarossa: Give that back! Before I tear you nasty little tongue out you...
Bo: [slams his candy down] You can keep it because you shouted at Prosper! And anyway, it was yucky.
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References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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Orphan Skies
Vocalist: Howard New
Bass Guitar: Joe Henson
Drums: Danny Cummings
Guitar: Mark Lo
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User Reviews

A Movie That Blew Me Away!!
12 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

After finishing reading the book, I heard about the movie coming out in 2006. Of course I didn't expect much, only because books being turned into movies turn out bad. But i have say, this movie was probably the best movie i have seen in many years. This movie just blew me, and not only me, but my family away. The film was amazingly detailed and explained the character very well. The effects for this movie were just magical. This film isn't the blockbuster of the year, but this movie did have amazing acting, the effects were really well done for a low-budget movie. And, the most important, it did stay very true to the book and left very little out. Looking back on some book/movies, they leave a lot out and some of the movies don't turn out that great for some people. But this movie left out very little, and a lot of people will be very pleased. The movie overall will get a 10/10 because Cornelia Funke is just an extremely amazing writer, and the movie was just so magical and exciting, all people of any age will love it. And don't forget to catch Cornelia's soon to be made into a movie, Inkheart.


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