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The Stolen Children (1992)

Il ladro di bambini (original title)
Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing ... See full summary »

Director:

Gianni Amelio

Writers:

Gianni Amelio (story), Sandro Petraglia (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrico Lo Verso ... Antonio
Valentina Scalici ... Rosetta
Giuseppe Ieracitano ... Luciano
Florence Darel Florence Darel ... Martine
Marina Golovine Marina Golovine ... Nathalie
Renato Carpentieri ... Maresciallo
Vitalba Andrea ... Sorella di Antonio
Fabio Alessandrini Fabio Alessandrini ... Grignani
Vincenzo Peluso ... Carabiniere napoletano
Massimo De Lorenzo Massimo De Lorenzo ... Papaleo
Celeste Brancato Celeste Brancato ... Signora Papaleo
Santo Santonocito Santo Santonocito ... Carabiniere siciliano
Lello Serao Lello Serao ... Cliente casa Rosetta
Agostino Zumbo Agostino Zumbo ... Sacerdote istituto
Maria Pia Di Giovanni Maria Pia Di Giovanni ... Madre Rosetta
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Storyline

Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the relation between Antonio and the children is tough, but it relaxes so they become temporary friends. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Details

Country:

Italy | France | Switzerland

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Ladrão de Crianças See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,524, 7 March 1993

Gross USA:

$931,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$931,280
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The producer Angelo Rizzoli Jr. wanted Antonio Banderas to play Antonio's role, but Gianni Amelio refused to cast him. See more »

Connections

Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Leaving Now
Written by C. Nicolosi, E. Giubinelli
Performed by Novecento
Courtesy of Warner Chappell - Pull
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User Reviews

Excellent movie
6 May 2002 | by orbaneiSee all my reviews

Amelio and Enrico lo Verso compenetrate perfectly. I believe is one of the most humanistic movies I have seen in a long time. The performance of the actors is great and the story is simple but very powerful. There is beautiful line that can be seen how the Enrico and the kids gel along the, movie and it is very interesting.

As another person said and I agree, it is one of the best child performances I have ever seen. Excellent.


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