Stolen Children (1992)

Stolen Children




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A self-described son of neorealism, director Gianni Amelio utilized non-professional actors, authentic locations, and unadorned filmmaking techniques to create this honest, uncompromising look at modern Italy and its faltering human relations. Il Ladro di Bambini (The Stolen Children) begins in Milan, where Sicilian siblings Rosetta (Valentina Scalici), 11, and Luciano (Giuseppe Ieracitano), nine, live with their destitute mother. The woman regularly prostitutes Rosetta and is arrested; her … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
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Written By: Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli
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as Martine

as Priest At Children's...

as Neopolitan Carabinie...

as Antonio's Sister

as 2nd Carabiniere

as Girl at Dinner

as Police Chief

as Florence
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Critic Reviews for Stolen Children

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

Here is a movie with the spontaneity of life; watching it is like living it.

Full Review… | November 13, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | November 13, 2001
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Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Stolen Children

Ill Ladro di bambini was a heartbreaking and a uplifting movie. The story of a relationship between a young Carabiniere Antonio and 2 children he was escorting to a Children Home.These children were a 11 yrs old girl and her little traumatic brother who were left without parents, because the girl was prostituting by her own mother for two years, so she got busted and send to jail. The title may be confusing,you might think that the Carabiniere stole the children, but the children were stolen from their childhood long time before. All they got was each other,and what this story was all about was the sacrifice Antonio did for this children, even he was not prepared but he offered them love, trust and friendship. Beautiful movie. So real.

Daisy Maduro

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