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La pivellina
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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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Patrizia Gerardi ... Patti
Tairo Caroli ... Tairo
Walter Saabel ... Walter

Asia Crippa ... Asia
Tailor Intruglio ... Fidanzata
Pierino Atzeni ... Contadino
Gigliola Crippa ... Nonna
Mirco Crippa ... Zio
Luciano Salgado ... Luciano
Marco Gerani ... Poliziotti
Fabrizio Borri ... Poliziotti
Pathan Zahid Khan ... Mago
Roberto Caroli ... Padre
Claudio Carbonari ... Cugino
Donato Prina ... Popo
Alfredo Parri ... Giornalaio
Juan Freirejimenez ... Amici
Evelyn Freirejimenez ... Amici
David Quezada ... Amici
Andres Quezada ... Amici
Lucia Rado Maria ... Luci
Donald Crippa ... Baby
Tania Crippa ... Madre

Directed by
Tizza Covi 
Rainer Frimmel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tizza Covi  writer

Produced by
Tizza Covi .... producer
Rainer Frimmel .... producer
Cinematography by
Rainer Frimmel 
Film Editing by
Tizza Covi 
Sound Department
Manuel Grandpierre .... sound editor
Sabine Maier .... sound editor
Bernhard Maisch .... sound re-recording mixer

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Also Known As:
"La pivellina" - Italy (original title)
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100 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Italy:T | Portugal:M/6 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud)
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Beautiful film that tears at ones heart......, 29 December 2014
Author: rusoviet from United States

.....a little girl in a swing left alone in a inner city park in Rome-Italy. An older woman looking for her missing dog comes upon her and the rest is their story of how this little imp impacts all she meets. As noted by another reviewer one sees the near squalor these kind ones live in but their love and concern for the little one is there throughout.

I remember a slogan I recall "The rich are scared and cold but the poor are warm and brave." Not all rich mind you nor all poor rather one watches the hardscrabble lives lived and all is changed when Asia 'pops' in.

We wait and wait with the cast for the missing mother and wait we must to feel the impending sorrow...

So many scenes to pick from my favorite was about >1 hour in when Asia is riding a tent line like a horse and then scampers off.

For me the one thing that I do so hope to be able to do in Heaven is to turn anyone I see into a 3 year old....

Matthew 18:12-14King James Version (KJV)

12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? 13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

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