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La pivellina (2009)

A circus woman and her husband find a two year old girl in the trailer park where they are living. With the help of another child, they search for her mother.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrizia Gerardi ...
Tairo Caroli ...
Walter Saabel ...
Tailor Intruglio ...
Pierino Atzeni ...
Gigliola Crippa ...
Mirco Crippa ...
Luciano Salgado ...
Marco Gerani ...
Fabrizio Borri ...
Pathan Zahid Khan ...
Roberto Caroli ...
Claudio Carbonari ...
Donato Prina ...


A circus woman and her husband find a two year old girl in the trailer park where they are living. With the help of another child, they search for her mother.

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31 August 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kicsi  »

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$207 (USA) (16 September 2011)


$1,255 (USA) (16 September 2011)

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After the screening at the Toronto International Film Festival
18 September 2009 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I've heard from someone that this movie was a hidden gem. At the screening, the theatre was maybe about half full, probably not even. But there's definitely something about the movie that I simply cannot let go. The feeling lingers. The movie is actually not about the two-year old baby, but it's about the people who live in the trailers. There's no acute dramatic elements in this film but it leaves you with a subtle melancholy. The audience is exposed again and again to their substandard yet noble way of life and the presence of the two-year old baby merely accentuates it. The characters seem at ease with their trailer lives but what makes them really noble is that they do not want that kind of lives for the children. Their compassion is evident throughout the movie and that's what makes the movie so touching. The ending leaves you a little bewildered at first. But it does make sense because the movie is about the people who live in the trailer park and not really about the baby. The movie definitely goes slow but it's worth a watch.

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