The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara 

The treatment of a young Jewish boy, forcibly raised as a Christian in 19th century Italy, creates a furor which pits the Papacy itself against forces of democracy and Italian unification.

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Tony Kushner (screenplay), David I. Kertzer (based on the book by)
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Mark Rylance ... Pope Pius IX
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The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara recounts the story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents' struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification. Written by LV Agorist

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Country:

USA

Filming Locations:

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy See more »

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Amblin Entertainment See more »
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2.35 : 1
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The project was originally looking to get back on track after Spielberg finished The Post (2017) but after struggling in not finding a child actor for the leading role for over a year and over the course of doing The Post (2017), Spielberg lost interest in continuing developing the project and instead has put his focus on the a potential remake of West Side Story (????) and Indiana Jones 5 (2020). The project is officially now put on the back burner for the foreseeable future. See more »

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