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Gianni Amelio

Il Ladro di Bambini

114' - 1992 - Drama - Dialogue: Italian
Director: Gianni Amelio Composer: Franco Piersanti With: Enrico Lo Verso, Valentina Scalici, Giuseppe Ieracitano
Rosetta is 11 years old and the daughter of a prostitute. The police raid the family's squalid apartment on the outskirts of Milan while Rosette's mother entertains a customer, with the result that bath mother and customer are jailed. The children are entrusted to a young policeman, Antonio, who is instructed to take Rosetta and her brother to an orphanage on the outskirts of Rome. The film is the story of this trip which, following a rejection by the first orphanage when the director becomes aware of the children's personal circumstances turns into a cross- country trek heading for another orphanage in southern ltaly ...

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Gianni Amelio


Franco Piersanti


Enrico Lo Verso, Valentina Scalici, Giuseppe Ieracitano


Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli

Director of Photography

Tonino Nardi, Renato Tafuri


Simona Paggi


Stefano Mufanò, Angelo Rizzoli Jr., Angelo Rizzoli

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Countries of production

Italy, Switzerland, France



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