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A Children's Story (2004)

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Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 14 May 2004 (Italy)
Rosario is 11 years old, he lives in the suburbs with his grandmother, a sick woman who spends time watching TV. He is the leader of a small group who spends his days between games rooms, small crimes and dangerous challenges.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gianluca Di Gennaro ... Rosario
Carmine Recano Carmine Recano ... Damiano
Arturo Paglia Arturo Paglia ... Santino
Sergio Solli Sergio Solli ... Casaluce
Rolando Ravello Rolando Ravello ... Sciancalepore
Mario Giordano Mario Giordano
Nuccia Fumo Nuccia Fumo
Marcello Romolo Marcello Romolo ... Don Alfonso
Terence Guida Terence Guida
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miriam Candurro Miriam Candurro ... Catarina
Carlo Caracciolo Carlo Caracciolo
Francesco Di Leva
Alessandro Guasco Alessandro Guasco
Gennaro Mirto Gennaro Mirto
Patrizio Rispo Patrizio Rispo
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Rosario is 11 years old, he lives in the suburbs with his grandmother, a sick woman who spends time watching TV. He is the leader of a small group who spends his days between games rooms, small crimes and dangerous challenges.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

14 May 2004 (Italy) See more »

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A Children's Story See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Certainly not a bad movie
26 February 2005 | by nicholas-taylorSee all my reviews

Rosario is an 11 year old Italian kid, who takes care of his senile grandmother. He and his friends spend their days crossing busy highways, hanging around, playing pool... He also helps out in a commune for women. But the environment of the poor southern city of Naples is hostile and he enters into a downward spiral of hostility and crime. The storytelling is fragmented, it basically consists of Rosario sitting on the metro having flashbacks, but not in chronological order. Although it's maybe not always that easy to follow, the changing appearance of Rosario provides some help for orientation. I found the film quite touching, raw and confronting. As told at the and, this film was inspired by reality. The acting by Gianluca Di Gennaro was impressive and the cinematography was nice. Although maybe not perfect it's certainly a good film by directors Andrea and Antonio Frazzi.


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