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The Boy from Calabria

6.7
39
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Original title
Un ragazzo di Calabria
Year
Running time
106 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Ugo Pirro, Luigi Comencini, Francesca Comencini
Music
Antonio Vivaldi
Cinematography
Franco di Giacomo
Cast
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Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
A BOY FROM CALABRIA is the story of 13-year-old Mimi (Santo Polimeno), who achieves earthly ecstasy whenever he is running... and always in bare feet, like his hero, the Ethiopian Abebe Bikila, who won the Olympic marathon in 1960, when this story is set. Mimi's own ambition is to participate in the youth race in Rome, despite the firm opposition of his gruff and slightly insane father who thinks running at all is a time-waster and beats his son to prove the point.
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