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The Children Are Watching Us ()

I bambini ci guardano (original title)
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A four-year old boy, Pricò, becomes the subject of emotional folly by his fluctuant parents and inattentive relatives.

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Emilio Cigoli ...
Andrea - il padre
Luciano De Ambrosis ...
Pricò
Isa Pola ...
Nina - la madre
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Roberto - l'amante di Nina
Giovanna Cigoli ...
Agnese - la governante
Jone Frigerio ...
La nonna (as Ione Frigerio)
Maria Gardena ...
La signora Uberti
Dina Perbellini ...
Zia Berelli
Nicoletta Parodi ...
Giuliana
Tecla Scarano ...
La signora Resta
Ernesto Calindri ...
Claudio
Olinto Cristina ...
Il rettore - The Chancellor
Mario Gallina ...
Il medico
Zaira La Fratta ...
Paolina
Armando Migliari ...
Il commendatore
Guido Morisi ...
Gigi Sbarlani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giulio Alfieri ...
(uncredited)
Vasco Creti ...
(uncredited)
Augusto Di Giovanni ...
Il fratello di Andrea (uncredited)
Agnese Dubbini ...
La padrone della pensione (uncredited)
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Riccardo (uncredited)
Cesare Gabrielli ...
Il prestidigitatore (uncredited)
Aristide Garbini ...
(uncredited)
Luigi Garrone ...
L'ubbriaco sulla spiaggia (uncredited)
Rita Livesi ...
(uncredited)
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Ponti (uncredited)
Lina Marengo ...
La signora sul treno (uncredited)
Claudia Marti ...
Dada (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
Astorre Pederzoli ...
(uncredited)
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Una bambina che giocca ai giardinetti (uncredited)
Carlo Ranieri ...
Il professore che gioca a bocce (uncredited)
Alfredo Salvatori ...
(uncredited)
Gino Viotti ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Vittorio De Sica

Written by

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Cesare Giulio Viola ... (novel "Pricò")
 
Cesare Giulio Viola ... (screenplay) &
Margherita Maglione ... (screenplay) &
Cesare Zavattini ... (screenplay) &
Adolfo Franci ... (screenplay) &
Gherardo Gherardi ... (screenplay) &
Vittorio De Sica ... (screenplay)
 
Mario Monicelli ... (screenplay) (uncredited)
 
Maria Doxelofer ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Franco Magli ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Renzo Rossellini

Cinematography by

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Giuseppe Caracciolo ... (uncredited)
Romolo Garroni ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Mario Bonotti

Production Design by

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Amleto Bonetti

Art Direction by

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Vittorio Valentini

Set Decoration by

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Guido Fiorini ... (uncredited)
Gastone Medin ... (uncredited)

Production Management

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Franco Magli ... production manager
Ermete Tamberlani ... production supervisor

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Luisa Alessandri ... assistant director
Paolo Moffa ... assistant director
Lidia C. Ripandelli ... assistant director (as Ljdia C. Ripandelli)
Ugo Amadoro ... assistant director (uncredited)
Vittorio Cottafavi ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Alfonso de Lucas ... assistant set decorator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Tullo Parmegiani ... sound tecnician (as Tullio Parmegiani)
Bruno Brunacci ... sound (uncredited)

Other crew

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Vincenzo Genesi ... laboratories owner: Tecnostampa
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The film follows the anguish of the four-year-old, Prico, after his mother, Nina, leaves his father, Andrea, for her lover Roberto. Prico is sent to his aunt and then to his grandmother. Nina returns when Prico is sick and vows to give up Roberto, even though he persists in seeing her. The family situation gradually improves until they take a holiday on the Italian Riviera. Written by Will Gilbert

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Taglines The tragic story of a boy of unhappy parents and his struggle for happiness! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Children Are Watching Us (United States)
  • The Children Are Watching Us (World-wide, English title)
  • The Little Martyr (United States)
  • Les enfants nous regardent (France)
  • Lapset katsovat meihin (Finland)
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  • 84 min
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Trivia Luciano De Ambrosis was chosen to play Prico because his mother died shortly before filming - which helped him to cry on command. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A neorealizmus (1990). See more »

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