Stolen Children (1992)




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Moving, beautifully acted story of a carabiniere who is assigned to transport two Milanese children--a nine-year-old boy and his eleven-year-old sister--to a Sicilian orphanage after their mother is sent to jail for forcing the girl into prostitution. As they get to know each other during their journey, the carabiniere comes to care for the children and decides to take them on some detours that could leave them with a few happy memories.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Marina Golovine
as Nathalie
Florence Darel
as Martine
Agnostino Zumbo
as Priest At Children's Home
Vincenzo Peluso
as Neopolitan Carabiniere
Vitalba Andrea
as Antonio's Sister
Santo Santonocito
as 2nd Carabiniere
Celeste Brancato
as Girl at Dinner
Renato Carpentieri
as Police Chief
Martine Darel
as Florence
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Critic Reviews for Stolen Children

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | November 13, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A sublime movie in the neorealist tradition, in which man helps two damaged children discover, for a few days, the childhood that has been denied them.

September 8, 2004

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | July 30, 2003
TV Guide

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Full Review… | November 13, 2001
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Full Review… | November 13, 2001
Austin Chronicle

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
Daisy Maduro

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