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Little Girl (2009)

La pivellina (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 31 August 2011 (USA)
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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrizia Gerardi Patrizia Gerardi ... Patti
Tairo Caroli Tairo Caroli ... Tairo
Walter Saabel Walter Saabel ... Walter
Asia Crippa ... Asia
Tailor Intruglio Tailor Intruglio ... Fidanzata
Pierino Atzeni Pierino Atzeni ... Contadino
Gigliola Crippa Gigliola Crippa ... Nonna
Mirco Crippa Mirco Crippa ... Zio
Luciano Salgado Luciano Salgado ... Luciano
Marco Gerani Marco Gerani ... Poliziotti
Fabrizio Borri Fabrizio Borri ... Poliziotti
Pathan Zahid Khan Pathan Zahid Khan ... Mago
Roberto Caroli Roberto Caroli ... Padre
Claudio Carbonari Claudio Carbonari ... Cugino
Donato Prina Donato Prina ... Popo


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.

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trailer | circus | lullaby | lion | tiger | See All (14) »




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Italy | Austria



Release Date:

31 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kicsi See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy


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Opening Weekend USA:

$526, 4 September 2011

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Dolby Digital


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unusual independent gem of a film
19 October 2016 | by onsitesystem-37067See all my reviews

There are popular films for mainstream audiences which suit those with short attention span needs and there are the gems that inspire and engage the filmophile looking for character driven films with a quality of real life acting (usually foreign directors). This is a beautiful film. How these directors ever managed to shoot this film is beyond me. They captured the behavior of this little child so wonderfully. Its a real study of an intimate lifestyle somewhere in the outskirts of Rome during a typical winter, an emotional story of people on the margins of society and how they rescue and then bond with this little girl. Its a treasure of a film and your heart and soul will be uplifted by the story and the nature of the screenplay. The ending is really poignant. It won awards at Cannes and quite rightly so. Its hard to get it on DVD as the directors preferred to have it shown at festivals. Simply adorable. I cant think of any aspect that fails to engage the viewer.

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