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Aclà's Decent Into Floristella (1992)

La discesa di Aclà a Floristella (original title)
Brutal film about the exploitation of a young Italian boy, who is virtually sold to the operators of a sulphur mine where he is beaten and sexually molested.

Director:

Aurelio Grimaldi

Writers:

Aurelio Grimaldi (screenplay), Aurelio Grimaldi (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Francesco Cusimano Francesco Cusimano ... Aclà Rizzuto
Tony Sperandeo Tony Sperandeo ... Caramazza
Luigi Maria Burruano ... Il padre di Aclà
Lucia Sardo Lucia Sardo ... La madre di Aclà
Giovanni Alamia Giovanni Alamia ... Salvo
Benedetto Raneli Benedetto Raneli ... Il prete
Giuseppe Cusimano Giuseppe Cusimano ... Maurizio Rizzuto
Rita Barbanera Rita Barbanera ... Concetta Rizzuto
Salvatore Scianna Salvatore Scianna ... Calogero Rizzuto
Ignazio Donato Ignazio Donato ... Pietro
Luciano Venturino Luciano Venturino ... Pino Rizzuto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giuseppe Calcagno Giuseppe Calcagno
Tano Cimarosa
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Brutal film about the exploitation of a young Italian boy, who is virtually sold to the operators of a sulphur mine where he is beaten and sexually molested. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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Drama

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Another Excellent Film Out Of Italy
25 July 2002 | by robertvannsmithSee all my reviews

I've known about this film for quite some time now but did not get around to watching it until today.

A film based on a boy's real life, this movie depicts a time in history when everyone had to work to support the family, even children.

Acla Rizzuto, wonderfully portrayed by Francesco Cusimano, comes of age and has to go to work with his father in the sulfur mines, sulfur which is being used for the war. Unfortunately, Acla is sold into what appears to be slavery and is required to work for his "master" for eight years, from age 11 until age 19). This appeared to be a normal thing during that time period.

Even though Acla's working conditions and frequent beatings were rough, they never seemed to dash a boy's dreams of a better life.

An excellent movie for all ages.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 September 1992 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Aclà See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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